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Farmers cautioned against engaging unregistered middlemen

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district leaders are considering the registration of all middlemen involved in the bulk purchase of agricultural produce in rural and urban centres in the district. The planned registration, according to the leaders, seeks to protect farmers from exploitation by middlemen who buy their products …

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Suspected Karimojong rustler gunned down in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers have shot dead a suspected Karimojong rustler in a foiled cattle theft in Kitgum district. The unidentified male adult armed with a bow and arrow, was reportedly gunned down at about 2am on Thursday in Lucim village, Akurumo Parish, Orom …

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Kitgum residents petition area MP over persistent power outages

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents and business operators whose ventures mainly rely on electricity in Kitgum municipality have petitioned the office of the area MP over inconsistent power supply in the area. The residents argue that the intermittent power supply is frustrating their businesses, affecting social service delivery and …

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Boda boda leaders, police launch crackdown against errant curfew violators

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda leaders in Kitgum municipality in collaboration with the police have launched operations against errant members violating curfew guidelines. The maiden operation conducted on Wednesday night saw 19 motorcycles impounded from various areas within Kitgum municipality. Patrick Ociti Laboke, the Speaker Kitgum Active Boda Boda …

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Pastoralists forcefully escorted on foot out of Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leadership of Labongo Akwang sub-county in Kitgum district on Friday forcefully escorted on foot three pastoralists along with their cattle out of their area to the neighbouring Lamwo district. The forceful eviction follows the expiry of an ultimatum issued by both the sub-county leaders …

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Aggressive boda boda riders target security officers during curfew

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new wave of aggression targeting security personnel by boda-boda riders operating past curfew time in Kitgum municipality has left the police stunned. At least three security officers implementing Covid-19 guidelines have been attacked and injured within Pandwong and Central division in the past one …

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Suspected cattle rustlers kill Orom-Tikau prison warder

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected Karimajong warriors have brutally killed a prison warder attached to Orom-Tikau prison farm in Kitgum district. The Orom sub county LCIII chairperson Johnson Acellam Toodera confirms the incident that occurred in Tikau village, Gule parish and identifies the deceased as Dickson Akuna who was …

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Kitgum targets 80% safe water access with new boreholes

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in three selected sub-counties in Kitgum district will soon have access to clean drinking water, thanks to a multi-billion borehole drilling and rehabilitation project launched in the district. At least 42 boreholes worth over 200 million Shillings are expected to be drilled in the …

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Kitgum runs out of Covid-19 vaccines

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district has run out of Covid-19 vaccines. The district received 1,571 doses of the Chinese vaccine Sinovac early this month. This was in addition to 1,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that had been supplied by the Ministry of Health in August. The acting …

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