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Mixed reactions over gov’t plan to compensate Karimojong

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are mixed reactions from leaders in Teso and Lango sub-regions over the government plan to compensate the people of Karamoja for the loss of property and lives caused by some wrong elements within the region. Last weekend, President Yoweri Museveni revealed that the government …

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Lango religious leaders call for peaceful mourning of Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders in Lango have called for peaceful mourning of the fallen Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah. Oulanyah died on Sunday morning from Seattle in the United States of America. The leaders under their Religious Forum have asked the people of Uganda, Acholi sub-region, and …

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Over 700 road signs vandalized in Acholi and Lango sub regions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 796 road signs have been vandalized along the 952 kilometres national road network in Acholi and Lango sub regions by suspected scrap dealers. The vandalism estimated to cost Shillings 650 million occurred between 2020 to date. Henry Komakech, the manager Uganda National Roads …

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Drug resistant TB on the rise in Lango

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical personnel in Lango are concerned about the increasing cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). MDR-TB is a strain of TB that can only be treated with a combination of four different drugs because they are resistant to the two most powerful first-line medicines. According to …

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Kabuleta accuses government of intentionally suppressing Lango

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former independent presidential candidate, Joseph Kabuleta has accused the ruling National Resistance Movement government of deliberately suppressing the Lango sub-region. Kabuleta, who scored 0.44 percent of the total votes cast in the 2021 presidential elections, says that the ruling government is intentionally suppressing Lango politically …

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Government takes over reconstruction of Lira-Kamdini Road

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda has taken over the funding for the reconstruction of Lira-Kamdini. The directive was issued by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni while in Oyam District during a meeting with the Members of Parliament and other leaders from the Lango sub-region, on Saturday. …

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Lango MPs call off demo after meeting Museveni

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG) have called off their earlier planned demonstration over the poor status of Lira-Kamdini road after meeting the president. The association had organized a peaceful demonstration over the road which for years has claimed lives or its users. In …

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Continuous spray of pesticides affecting honey production in Lango

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bee farmers in Lango sub region are attributing the reduction in honey production to the continuous spraying of crops using pesticides. Over the years, farmers have applied chemicals to control both pests and diseases that ravage crops in the region. Such spraying was in 2020 …

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