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Lira University teaching hospital staff go on strike

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The staff of Lira University Teaching Hospital have initiated an industrial action against the University over alleged salary disparities. The industrial action which started on Monday 4, has seen only essential departments operating with minimal staffing levels at the Teaching Hospital which serves both the …

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Voluntary surrender of fraudulent land titles starts in Lira

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State House Anti-Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) has revealed that individuals are voluntarily surrendering land titles that were fraudulently acquired in Lira City and District. In March 2022, the unit launched investigations of the acquisition of land in Lira City following the arrest of a senior …

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Lira Diocese Commits to Plant 100,000 Trees in 2024

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Catholic Diocese through its development arm- Caritas has committed to plant 100,000 trees in districts across Lango Sub-region in a bid to fight harsh climatic conditions. The Diocese launched the campaign mid-this year with the distribution of 30,000 tree seedlings for planting at …

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Lira University lecturer collapses and dies

Lira, Kampala | THE INDEPENDENT | Lango is mourning the passing of Alex Oryang Chono, a lecturer at Lira University. Oryang Chono, a lecturer in the Department of Public Administration and Management, passed away on Tuesday evening, according to the senior university communications officer, Patrick Opio. He explained that the deceased …

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Gen Katumba commissions rehabilitation of 31km road in Otuke

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Gen. Katumba Wamala, the Works and Transport Minister has commissioned the rehabilitation of 31 kilometers of road in Okwang Town Council, Otuke District. The road, which runs from Baralegi State Lodge to Okwang Town Council through Barjobi to Agweng sub-county in Lira District is …

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Lira businessman shoots son dead

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A prominent businessman in Lira City is in police custody for shooting his son dead. Haji Joe Ogwang, a resident of Ireda Estate in Lira City East Division shot his son Aaron Okello, during a heated altercation at Tipper stage in Kamuswahili Cell on …

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Security intercepts stolen Kenyan vehicle in Lira

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A police officer from Lira Central Police Station escaped with a gunshot wound in the stomach when the police intercepted a Toyota Land Cruiser registration number KDH 790K, suspected to have been stolen from Kenya. Tony Ebong, and three other individuals; George Otyato from …

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Scores injured as police tear gas demonstrators in Lira

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scores of people were injured in Lira city on Wednesday as police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Christians from Yahweh Pentecostal Mission, a parallel faction of the PAG Mission who were marching in a procession to deliver a petition to the Resident …

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LIRA: Health Minister halts distribution of assistive devices

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Jane Aceng, the Minister of Health, has halted the distribution of assistive health devices to health facilities in Lira City and the district. The 3,707 devices are a donation from ReLAB-HS, under a comprehensive five-year program that is responding to the escalating need for …

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