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Karamoja mourns ex-minister Edward Athiyo

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There is a somber mood in Moroto town following the death of Edward Athiyo, an elder and renown leader in Karamoja Sub region. Athiyo was pronounced dead on Friday morning at Seguku Hospital after succumbing to cardiac attack. The family says Athiyo has been battling …

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Unreliability of Moroto UBC radio shocks Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The unreliability of the Uganda Broadcasting Cooperation- UBC radio station in Moroto district has surprised President Yoweri Museveni. Jones Othieno alias DJ Jones, a staff at the station told the president at Morulinga State Lodge on Moroto last night that the station, which serves Karamoja …

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Moroto maintains education, administration as budget priorities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   Moroto District Council has maintained education and administration sectors as top priorities in their budget estimates for the 2019/2020 financial year. The 20.2 billion Shillings budget was approved by council on Wednesday. The education sector received an additional 500 million Shillings from the 5.2 …

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More than 1500 People Fail to Get National IDs in Moroto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,700 people who registered for National Identity Cards-Ids in Moroto have not received them to questionable bio data their provided during the enrollment exercise. They include 623 children and 1,164 adults. The most affected are people from Rupa, Katikekile and Tapac Sub …

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Inactive NGOs in Karamoja face closure

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Peter Ken Lochap, the Resident District Commissioner, Moroto has threatened to close all non- functional Non- Governmental Organizations-NGOs in the district. Lochap is concerned that while the district has registered about 80 NGOs, only a few are visible. He notes that a number of NGOs …

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Over 200 hectares of land earmarked for cement factory in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Moroto District Local government has offered more than 228.1 hectares of land for the establishment of a cement factory amidst contests from the community. The decision to allocate the land to Uganda Development Cooperation-UDC and its partners TSAVO Engineers and Savanna Mines was reached during …

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Besigye charged with treason, detained in Moroto

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was charged with treason Friday at a court in the north-eastern Karamoja region where he was taken after his latest arrest, his lawyers said. Besigye has disputed President Yoweri Museveni’s victory in February’s election and has been under house arrest …

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