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Two fishermen drown in Lake Tajara

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have recovered the bodies of two fishermen who drowned in Lake Tajara in Obutet sub-county, Pallisa district. The dead are Martin Oluku and his friend, Ibrahim Obotol, both residents of Gogonyo village in Gogonyo sub-county. They drowned on Monday night after strong winds hit …

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Soroti flying school aircraft crashes in Pallisa district

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An aircraft belonging to East African Aviation school has crashed in Pallisa district. The aircraft registration number 5X-KYD was being flown by Mercy Mulayi, 24, a cadet pilot when it crashed in Nyakwa swamp in Ochulia village, Obutete sub-county, Pallisa district on Wednesday morning. A team …

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27 arrested in Pallisa for assaulting police officers

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Pallisa district have arrested 27 people for allegedly assaulting two police officers. The officers have been identified as Samuel Kiseka and Ibra Alyomu, attached to Field Force Unit and are currently receiving treatment from Pallisa General hospital. Immaculate Alaso, the Bukedi North …

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850 Pallisa widows receive goats from local NGO

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 850 widows drawn from different sub-counties in Pallisa district have each received goats from Woman of Purpose, a local NGO to boost their household income. Emmanuel Omauk, the coordinator of Woman of Purpose, says that the donation worth millions of Shillings is from …

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Population explosion worries Pallisa officials

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pallisa district authorities have raised a red flag over the rapid population growth there. According to information from the district, the population in Pallisa stands at over 400,000 from 270,000 people in 2014 District officials say the rapid population increase has pilled pressure on …

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30% of teenage school girls in Pallisa district impregnated

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A report by the Pallisa Health District Office has indicated that 30% of the school going girls in the district are pregnant or gave birth in the period between March 2020 to date. Dr. Godfrey Mulekwa, the Pallisa District Health Officer said the increasing rate at …

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Umeme arrests over 20 in crackdown on power theft in Pallisa

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 20 residents of Pallisa district have been arrested in an operation carried out against power theft and illegal connections in the Bukedi and Elgon sub region. The suspects are being held at Pallisa central police station as they await prosecution in court. The operation by …

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Firewood ban in Pallisa town council meets resistance

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The move by Pallisa town council authorities to stop restaurant operators from using firewood for cooking has faced resistance as owners claim that the price of biogas is high compared to firewood. On Wednesday, the authorities imposed a ban on firewood use in restaurants to …

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