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Amuru district leaders ask health ministry for cold room

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district leaders have asked the government to establish a cold room to preserve bodies. Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV chairperson says they regularly receive bodies of Ugandans either killed or those who died from natural causes in South Sudan through Elegu border point yet …

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Amuru district seeks UGX 160Bn to avert flooding in Elegu

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru District Local Government is seeking more than 160 billion Shillings to avert flooding in Elegu town, located near Uganda’s port of entry at Nimule. The area known for trade between Uganda and South Sudan, experiences flash floods during the rainy season and whenever River …

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Police in Amuru launch land rights awareness campaign

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Amuru district have started land rights and usage awareness campaigns. The campaigns include community policing on land laws, rights, documentation processes, and peaceful conflict-solving mechanisms. They are carrying out the initiative with support from REDEEM International, a rights group operating in Gulu …

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Amuru district to auction impounded cattle

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district local government has given a one-week ultimatum to the owners of the cows that were impounded to collect them before they are publicly auctioned. Last week, security authorities impounded 2,000 heads of cattle from Lakang sub county in Amuru district. The cows which reportedly …

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Gov’t disburses UGX 11Bn for land compensation in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has disbursed 11 Billion shillings for the second phase of land compensation in Lakang sub county, Amuru district. Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV chairperson says that the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development wired eleven billion shillings to the bank accounts of …

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Amuru launches door to door distribution of ARVs as lockdown bites

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district health department has resorted to door to door delivery of the life-prolonging Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to people living with HIV following the suspension of public transport. The door to door campaign will benefit more than 3,000 people living with HIV in hard to …

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Charcoal sealers clear shea nut trees in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Charcoal dealers have cleared thousands of shea nut tree acreages in Acholi Sub Region. The dealers have over the years spread out in Gulu, Amuru, Agago, Kitgum, Lamwo and Pader districts where they have massively cut down several acres of shea nut trees for charcoal. The …

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