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Chairperson detained for extorting money from SAGE beneficiaries

Oyam, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Oyam district have arrested the LCII chairperson of Awiyo parish, Iceme sub-county for allegedly extorting money from beneficiaries of the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE). Francis Ogwang was arrested following complaints raised by elders. It is alleged that Ogwang after supervising …

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Oyam residents accuse police of extortion

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Oyam district have accused police of extorting money from them in order to handle their cases. The allegations were raised during a community meeting organized by the office of the Prime Minister in conjunction with Oyam district local government in Iceme and Minakulu …

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Police impound eight buses in Kamdini for violating curfew

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of travelers en route Northern Uganda were stranded last night when police impounded eight buses at Kamdini checkpoint in Kamdini town council, Oyam district for violating the nighttime curfew. The affected buses include Eastern Nile Coach registration number UAK 206G, Friendship Bus KCF 702G, …

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Three UPDF remanded over murder of Oyam ex-soldier

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Lira Grade one magistrate court has remanded six people including three UPDF soldiers over the murder of Remijo Okello. Lt. Col. Nelson Ayebare, Pt. Emmanuel Ogete, Corporal Basaja Balaba Fred, Morris Oruk, Jimmy Okello and Boniface Ogwangwere were remanded on various counts. The …

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Soldier, two civilians arrested for extortion in Oyam district

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A UPDF soldier attached to Bombo general headquarters and two civilians have been arrested for extorting money from road users in Oyam district. Sgt. David Mugisha, no-RA141534 together with two civilians identified as Sale Ocen and Ben Odongo pitched camp using a motor vehicle registration …

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Abok massacre survivors push for compensation

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Victims of the Abok camp massacre in Oyam district are crying out to the government for help. On June 8, 2004, a group of 100 LRA rebels led by Dominic Ongwen attacked a camp for Internally Displaced People-IDP at Abok in Ngai sub county, killing …

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UPDF solider arrested in possession of ivory

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Oyam have arrested a UPDF soldier Jimmy Obong who was found in possession of ivory. Obong who is attached to 409 brigade in Arua district was arrested on Thursday following a tip off by concerned residents. The UPDF soldier was riding a motorcycle …

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Government installs first CT Machine in Northern Uganda

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the Ministry of Health has installed the first Computed Tomography (CT) scan machine in Northern Uganda at St. John XXIII hospital Aber in Oyam District valued at Shillings 1.3 Billion. The CT machine will serve the people of Lango, Acholi, Teso …

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Oyam patients forced to work on medics farms in exchange for treatment

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Midwives in different health centers of Oyam district are forcing patients to work on their gardens to get treatment according to The Apac Anti Corruption Coalition-TAAC. In their report “Citizens Action for improved accountability and public service delivery projects, TAAC says among the things the …

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SH200,000: 65 year old teacher commits suicide over debt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A teacher has committed suicide in Oyam district allegedly over debt. The deceased has been identified as Aldo Ocen, 65, a teacher at Ayomjeri primary school in Aber sub county, Oyam district. Ocen, a resident of Akudi-Igida village, Adel Parish in Minakulu sub county consumed …

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