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Three arrested for vandalising Karuma electric wires

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three residents of Lira City West Division are in police custody for vandalizing electric wires from the Karuma power transmission line. Two of the suspects are Hammed Hajjala,58, and Muhammed Okello 50. The third suspect is a teenager, whose identity has been witheld by …

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Lira district stuck with unsued Shs. 4bn for staff recruitment

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira District local government is stuck with Shillings 4 billion meant for the recruitment of staff, especially in the health department. The money, which was disbursed to the district at the beginning of this Financial year, is laying redundant in the district’s account pending …

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LIRA: Staff absenteeism cripples health service delivery

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Absenteeism and late reporting to work by government health workers in Lira is being blamed for the poor service delivery in the district. During a health service monitoring exercise conducted in December by the State House Health Monitoring Unit, it was discovered that staff absenteeism …

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70bn awarded to Lango families over IDP settlement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Lira has awarded 68 billion Shillings in compensation to more than 5,000 families after the government set up an Internally Displaced People’s (IDPs) camp on their land. In 2016, the families acting under their umbrella Lango Camp Host Association (LACHA) filed …

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Lira hospital gets first microbiology laboratory

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Regional Referral Hospital has received its first microbiology laboratory and equipment to support the investigation of bacterial infections particularly those that have shown resistance to common antibiotics. The hospital which receives over 1,000 outPatient attendances and 100 admissions on a daily basis has been …

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Woman jailed seven years for infecting step son with HIV

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Magistrate Court in Lira has sentenced a 27 year old woman to seven years in prison for intentionally infecting her five-year-old step son with HIV. Collin Odyek was arrested last year after she willingfully and intentionally, knowing that she is HIV positive, used …

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Court blocks censure of Lira City West division speaker

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court sitting in Lira has issued an interim injunction restraining Lira City West division councilors from censuring their speaker, Daniel Okello. Last month, the councilors petitioned the Ministry of Local Government indicating their plans to censure Okello for alleged misconduct, disrespect, and …

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Health minister passes out 164 community health extension workers in Lira

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One hundred sixty-four Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) have been passed out to help improve health service delivery in different parishes in Lira city and district. According to the health ministry, CHEWs are human resources that will advance Uganda’s health promotion and disease prevention agenda. …

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