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Lira officials arrested over fraudulent sale of district land

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State House Anti-Corruption Unit has arrested two officials of Lira district over the alleged fraudulent sale of land belonging to the district. Pabious Otike, the District Natural Resources Officer and Joel Ogwang, the Zonal Cartographer were arrested on Wednesday evening for not only forging land …

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Lira district medical workers strike over unpaid salaries

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical workers in Lira district have gone on strike over unpaid salaries. The more than 124 personnel argue that they have gone for at least three months without pay. On Thursday morning, the health workers from different facilities abandoned work and stormed the district headquarters demanding …

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UPDF recruitment struggles with cases of STDs in Lira recruitment

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) recruitment team in Lira has failed to meet its target after several applicants tested positive for sexually transmitted diseases. The two-day exercise was targeting 495 recruits from the districts of Amolatar, Alebtong, Otuke, Dokolo, and Lira. However, only …

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Lira district registers low local revenue

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira district has recorded a reduction in local revenue collected which has affected activities. In the past three financial years, the district has collected less than what it projected. For instance, in 2019/2020, the district collected 245 Million Shillings out of the estimated 393 Million …

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Special Police Constable in Lira remanded over manslaughter

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Magistrate Court in Lira has charged and remanded a police officer for alleged manslaughter. Raymond Esanyu, a 41-year-old police officer attached to Starch Factory Police Outpost was last week arrested for allegedly shooting to death, 29-year-old Boniface Agem while enforcing his arrest in Cuk-ibange …

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Lira street vendors protest eviction

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in Lira have protested their planned eviction from the streets.  Last week, Lira City Council gave the vendors an ultimatum of five days to leave the streets. However, this directive has been rejected by the more than 500 vendors selling tomatoes, sweet bananas, …

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SACCOs in Lira struggling to recover Emyooga funds

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira district is struggling to recover funds that were disbursed under the Emyooga program. Through Emyooga, the government sought to support 18 categories of associations, namely: boda bodas, women entrepreneurs, welders, taxi operators, fishermen, journalists, veterans, performing artists, and elected leaders among others. Both Lira district …

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Amolatar community offers 400 acres of land to Lira University

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in two sub-counties in Amolatar district have offered 400 acres of land to Lira University.  The communal land  located in Alemere bung and Agwingiri Sub Counties will be used by the University to establish the faculty of Agriculture and Fisheries. Prof. Opio Okaka …

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