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Five arrested in Lamwo for smuggling fuel from South Sudan

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Lamwo district has arrested five people for allegedly smuggling petroleum products from South Sudan into Uganda. The suspects were arrested on Wednesday in a joint operation conducted by the security personnel and enforcement officers of the Uganda Revenue Authority-URA. Lamwo Resident District Commissioner …

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Lamwo district records increase in Covid-19 cases

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Lamwo district are concerned about the increasing cases of COVID-19 registered over the past four days. The district has recorded 79 cases between January 2 and January 5, 2022, from the various testing centres. Reports from the district taskforce indicate that there were …

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Fires destroy 1,400 acres of sugarcane in Lamwo

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wildfires have destroyed more than 1,400 acres of sugarcane in Ayuu Alali parish in Palabek Kal Sub County in Lamwo district.  The Chairperson Ayuu Alali Sugarcane Outgrowers Cooperatives Society, Francis Ojwiya, says that the fire broke out from sugar plantations that had already been …

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Councilors protest unexplained reduction of allowances

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lamwo district councilors are protesting the unexplained reduction of their sitting allowances and emoluments. The matter took center stage during the council session held on Wednesday. The councilors demanded the payment of Shillings 400,000 as a sitting allowance for the previous three council sittings and …

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Lamwo resident succumbs to bee stings

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A swarm of bees has stung a man to death and injured several others in a monthly market in Agoro trading center, Lamwo district. Denis Onyon, the Agoro sub county LC 3 chairperson identifies the deceased as Bernard Ajulai, a resident of Lapulingi A village …

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Lamwo district DRDIP desk officer arrested over corruption

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government has arrested three people including Anthony Aluku, the Lamwo district desk officer for the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) for alleged corruption and financial impropriety. He was picked up alongside Charles Mutuwa and Moses Kadobera, both officials from Epicenter …

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Language barrier limits tobacco growers from bargaining in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Numerous grades of tobacco, language barrier, and inadequate storage facilities are limiting farmers in Lamwo district from earning a fair amount from their harvests. There is an estimated 1,000 tobacco farmers in Lamwo district. They grow and sell tobacco to Meridian Tobacco Company-MTC, the sole …

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