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Kitgum residents flee as ‘rebels’ march in from South Sudan

Kitgum , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Locals in Namokora, Orom and Mucwini sub-county have been told to evacuate the areas around Palokok forest as armed men from South Sudan have reportedly invaded the area and are beating and abducting people. Francis Okello, a resident of Namokora sub-county says that the beating and abductions …

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Stray elephants invade Kitgum district

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herds of elephants have strayed from Kidepo Valley National park into community farmlands in Orom sub-county, Kitgum district. The elephants reportedly invaded three parishes of Gule, Lungayura and Lolwa in early June according to reports from local authorities. Orom sub-county chairperson Johnson Todera Acellam says …

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Minister Anywar moves to pay health workers risk allowances in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister for Environment Beatrice Atim Anywar has donated five million Shillings to the Kitgum district COVID-19 taskforce to facilitate payment of risk allowances for health workers. Anywar says the intervention follows concerns by the district COVID-19 taskforce and health workers who had gone for …

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Fear in Kitgum as crocodiles invade community valley dam

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Anxiety has gripped residents of the four villages of Manwoko North, Manwoko South, Gang-Lela and Addis-Ababa in Labongo Amida sub county, Kitgum district following an invasion of crocodiles in their community valley dam. The Labongo Amida sub county LCIII chairperson Geoffrey Komakech Alulu confirms the …

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Security launches crackdown on cargo vehicles violating restrictions

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security in Kitgum district has launched a crackdown against owners of pick-up trucks and cargo vehicles violating the restrictions instituted to curb the further spread of the coronavirus in the country. Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech says the move follows reports that some cargo …

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Police decline to release impounded ambulance donated by Kitgum MP

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kitgum district have declined to release a private ambulance impounded from Kitgum Municipality legislator Denis Onekalit Amere. The ambulance registration number UBJ 962Y was impounded on Friday as Amere attempted to donate it for medical emergencies and timely referrals of patients in Kitgum …

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Kitgum parents asked to isolate students

  Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents in Kitgum district have been asked to isolate their children who returned from school pending a mass Covid-19 testing exercise. The caution from medical workers and leaders comes just a day after 47 students out of 280 who were subjected to the RDT …

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Two arrested over fuel theft in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kitgum is holding two suspects for alleged theft of fuel from a wheel loader belonging to China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. The firm is undertaking the construction of the Kitgum main market under MATIP 2 project. David Aisu, the Kitgum District Internal …

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