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Acholi leaders demand lift of lockdown in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Leaders in Acholi have asked the government to lift the lockdown in Gulu. Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the LCV Chairperson says that the district taskforce was shocked to receive a notification from the Ministry of Health on Tuesday that Gulu district was under lockdown because …

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Gulu leaders want gov’t to increase funding to Lacor hospital

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Leaders in Gulu District have asked the Government to increase funding to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor.  The leaders argue the hospital is overwhelmed in offering comprehensive healthcare services among which includes physiotherapy, training healthcare workers and promoting health researches in Northern Uganda.  The hospital depends …

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Kitgum leaders appeal for relief food from gov’t

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Leaders in Kitgum district have appealed to the government to consider extending donation of relief food items. The government embarked on relief food donation to vulnerable communities affected by the lockdown. The food distribution was however restricted to the people in areas of Kampala and …

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Gulu task force translates COVID-19 guidelines into Acholi

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Leaders in Gulu have translated the COVID-19 guidelines into vernacular to boost their response plan against the virus. The translation was done by an eight-member COVID-19 Gulu Task Force subcommittee on Risk, Communication and Community Engagement. The team included senior health workers and the material is …

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Saudi chairs G20 crisis talks as virus threatens recession

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Leaders of the G20 major economies will hold an online summit Thursday in a bid to fend off a coronavirus-triggered recession, after criticism the group has been slow to address the crisis. US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will join the emergency …

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CDOs faulted for failing gov’t programmes in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Community Development Officers – CDOs in Acholi sub-region have been faulted for slow mobilization and training of rural communities to access and benefit from livelihood projects. A CDO supports programmes aimed at reducing poverty and helping to improve the lives of people who live in deprived areas. …

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Bukedea district leaders sucked in Amujeju land wrangles

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A section of residents forcefully evicted from the contested land in Amujeju village in Kamutur Sub County in Bukedea district are accusing their leaders of fueling conflicts and abetting their eviction. There is a dispute between Kamutur and Kambarwa sub counties on who owns the …

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Karamoja leaders demand compensation for stolen livestock

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Leaders from Karamoja sub-region have asked the government to compensate pastoralists whose livestock was stolen by suspected Turkana herdsmen. Thousands of herds of cattle have been stolen from the districts of Kotido, Kaabong, Moroto and Napak. Kotido district authorities said 2,398 cattle and over 950 …

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Hima cement consulting for surface rights in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Hima Cement is in consultations with leaders and the local community in Moroto to access surface rights. The company has held four consultations with the district leadership, councillors together with opinion leaders and the Rupa Community Development Trust, RUCODET, a community trustee representing the people …

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