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Observers give thumbs up to Gogonyo by-election

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC)  observer team at the Gogonya by-election in Palisa has warned of the generally plummeting participation in election by citizens. The observer team also called for a greater role of civilians in the stewarding elections. ” The stewarding of polls should not …

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Derrick Orone wins Gogonyo County by-election

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Derrick Orone has been declared the winner of the Gogonyo County Parliamentary by-election. Orone defeated his rival Joseph Okoboi Opolot of the National Unity Platform-NUP party with 19,199 votes against Opolot’s 519 votes. The by-election attracted three candidates but two of the candidates who were nominated …

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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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