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Teso war claimants speak out on the hurdles when seeking compensation

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pius Omukat lost 48 heads of cattle, 20 goats and several other properties in 1987. Omukat, 67, a resident of Kamuge village in Pallisa district is among the 200,500 people under Teso War Victims and Cattle Rustling Debt Claimants’ Association seeking compensation from government over the …

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Teso claimants’ lawyers disagree with AG on compensation list

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A disagreement has emerged among lawyers representing war victims in Teso and the Attorney General’s Office over the list of claimants to be considered for compensation. Two firms; Omongole & Co. Advocates and Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) have presented varying lists basing on earlier …

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ICYD takes over OVC programs from TASO in Teso

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The AIDS Support Organization-TASO has handed over the component of Orphans and Vulnerable Children-OVC to Integrated Child and Youth Development-ICYD in the Teso sub-region. TASO has been providing free counselling, social support, limited medical care, community mobilizing, advocacy and networking, in addition to support to …

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Motorists protest poor state of roads in Teso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The poor state of road network across Teso sub-region has angered motorists, who are now protesting against the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA. The roads troubling motorists include Soroti-Amuria-Kapelebyong, Soroti-Serere-Kagwara, Old Mbale road, Ngora road, Kalaki-Kaberamaido road, Lwala-Kaberamaido road, Bukedea-Kolir road, Kumi-Ongino-Malera road and Mukongora-Ngora road. …

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Democratic Party sets agenda for Teso sub region

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party-DP has launched what it describes as a permanent campaign in Teso sub region, six months after Uganda’s general elections. Norbert Mao, the President General of Uganda’s oldest party says that the campaign is meant to identify problems faced by the people of …

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Teso leaders seek gov’t intervention on looming hunger

Ngora, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | District chairpersons across the Teso sub region have raised concern over the state of food insecurity in the region. The leaders want urgent intervention from the government following the long dry spell that has ravaged crops. The region didn’t receive adequate rain spanning over five …

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Teso leaders seek help to rescue residents in flooded areas

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several households in the Teso region continue to be displaced by floods due to flooding of Lake Kyoga. The affected residents live along the shores of Lake Kyoga in the districts of Kalaki, Kaberamaido and Serere. Last year, the lake burst its banks affecting gardens, …

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2,000 Karimojong flee to Teso in search for food

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several families in Napak district in the Karamoja sub-region have fled their homes into the Teso region to search for casual jobs. This follows the current food shortage which is hitting the region. Joseph Lomonyang the Napak LC V chairperson says that over 2,000 people …

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Emorimor asks newly elected leaders to unite and serve the people

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Teso Paramount Chief, Augustine Osuban Emorimor has asked the newly elected leaders across the Teso region to unite and serve the people. In a statement through the Prime Minister, Iteso Cultural Union, Augustine Omare, Emorimor said that the Teso region has many issues that …

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