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Amuru district seeks 7,000 classroom desks.

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Amuru district education department is looking at least 7000 classroom desks for primary learners in the district. Amuru district has over 145 schools including 36 Nursery Schools, 97 Primary Schools including government, private and community schools and 11 Secondary Schools. By March this year when the president …

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Armed group invades Apaa, occupies chunk of land

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A group of unknown people armed with bows and arrows, pangas and spears numbering over 60 have invaded Acholiber village in the Contested Apaa area. Acholiber has an estimated population of about 1000 people with some now on the run for their dear lives due …

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District chairman sentences 2 hippos to death

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Time is finally out for two hippopotamuses that have have continued to destroy food crops and even kill domestic animals for two years ever since they invaded Gaya parish in Pabo sub county of Amuru district. Following persistent cries from the people of Amuru and …

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Eight environmental police officers arrested for escorting illegal charcoal

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Environmental police are on the spot after 8 of their officers were arrested for escorting trucks transporting illegal charcoal from Amuru district en-route to Kampala. The officers were arrested at Olwal trading centre, Lamogi sub-county Amuru district escorting three trucks registration numbers UBD 366G, UAZ …

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Police quells planned demonstration by Amuru leaders against RDC

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Police in Amuru District have quelled a planned demonstration against Linda Agnes Auma, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) over land compensation queries in Lakang, Amuru District. The demonstration relates to the protracted confusion in the sale of 10,000 hectares of land for the establishment of Madhvani Sugar …

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Amuru youth receive produce storage facilities

Amuru , Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Over 200 youths from Amuru and Guru-guru sub-counties in Amuru district have received agro storage facilities to store their farm produce. The facility was built with support from Save the Children International under the skilling the youth project which was being implemented in Amuru, …

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Amuru district stuck with dozens of grounded Vehicles

Amuru , Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Amuru District Local Government is stuck with dozens of government vehicles that have been grounded for more than five years. At the District headquarters located in Amuru Town Council, several motor vehicles that include double cabin pick-up trucks, 4WDs, mainly of Toyota and Nissan …

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Amuru risks losing seed school to encroachers

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Amuru District risks losing Amuru Town Council Seed Secondary School after the community encroached on the school land.    The seed school was allocated part of an 80-acre piece of land by the family of one Ludongo in the 1980s to establish Lokung Primary School …

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Over 1,000 Amuru civil servants commute to work from Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local residents of Amuru are concerned over late reporting to work and wastage of resources by civil servants who still commute from Gulu for work. Amuru district was carved out of Gulu in 2006, 14 years ago. The district with over 1,200 civil servants …

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