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Thugs shoot dead deputy headteacher in Pader

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown gunmen have shot dead David Odong, 45, the Deputy Headteacher of Ogom Seed Secondary School in Pader district. Richard Okello Lawang, the LC I chairperson of Pabit village told URN on Tuesday that the gunmen shot Odong at around 8:00pm on Monday near Pakwelo …

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Pader CAO halts contribution for Oulanyah burial after backlash

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pader Chief Administrative Officer Alex Chelimo has retracted a directive for a mandatory cash contribution towards the burial of former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah. He says government will cater for burial expenses as provided by the law. On Tuesday, Chelimo wrote a circular …

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Cassava farmers decry low prices

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cassava farmers organized under the Acholibur Parish Project, APP, in Pader district are complaining of the low price of cassava per kilogram being offered by Bukona Agro Processors Limited. The APP, an initiative of Archbishop John Baptist Odama, was started in 2017 with the purpose …

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Pader district fails to meet polio vaccination target

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pader district has failed to vaccinate all the targeted children under five years during the polio vaccination campaign. The campaign targets the Wild Polio 2 virus, samples of which were detected last year at two sewage treatment sites. This type of polio can lead to permanent …

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Pader residents protest reopening of Aswa Ranch boundaries

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Angagura, Ajan, and Laguti Sub Counties in Pader district are protesting the opening of the original boundaries of Aswa Ranch by the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB). Last week, residents arrested two surveyors for illegally planting …

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Black flies upsurge sparks fear among residents of Lamwo, Pader

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rural communities in Lamwo and Pader districts are living in fear of experiencing new cases of nodding syndrome due to an upsurge in black flies. People living along the belt of the fast-flowing river Achwa, say that since November last year, the population of black …

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Woman in custody over alleged murder of co-wife

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Pader district has arrested a woman for allegedly killing her co-wife in Nekneno village, Atoo Parish. The suspect, Winnie Adoch allegedly stabbed Winnie Lawino to death using a knife in a cassava garden. Okot, a resident in the area reveals that the …

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Pader council allocates Agora ranch land to UIA for industrial park

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pader district council has approved the giveaway of Agora ranch land measuring 500 acres to Uganda Investment Authority-UIA, for the construction of an industrial park that will be named after the late Deputy Inspector General of Police-DiGP, Lt. Gen Paul Lokech. The district LC V …

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Pader residents donate 500 acres of land for industrial park

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Kilak sub county, Pader district have donated over 500 acres of land to the government for the establishment of an industrial park in the vicinity. Ray Charles Okwir, the councillor representing Pader sub county says that the decision is in response to the …

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