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Concern as nodding syndrome survivors commit rape, murder

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Pader district are concerned over the wild temperament of persons (previously) suffering from nodding syndrome. During the commemoration of World Sight Day in Kitgum municipality on Thursday, the chairperson of the district, Retired Colonel Fearless Obwoya, revealed that the survivors are raping women and …

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Uganda prisons acquires 30,000 hectares of disputed land in Pader

Uganda Prisons to embark on food security in the country through farming of cereals in the newly acquired land in Pader Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Prisons Services (UPS) have acquired 30,000 hectares of land in Pader district raising concerns among the community and leaders. Measuring approximately 12 square miles, …

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Police recover grinding machine stolen by Pader district officials

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Pader district has recovered a grinding machine worth 35 million Shillings which had reportedly gone missing. The grinding machine was given to the community by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, through the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS secretariat in August 2019, to …

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Pader launched construction of sh2.9Bn Paul Lokech Memorial Hospital

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pader district has launched the construction of Lt. Gen Paul Lokech Memorial Hospital. The launch coincided with the first memorial prayers for the late former Deputy Inspector General of police organized by the district. Samuel Akena, the Organising Committee Secretary for the Memorial Prayer, says …

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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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