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Emorimor energizes fight against HIV

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With so much attention now focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, His Highness of the Iteso Cultural Union Papa Emorimor Augustine Osuban decided to inject fresh energy in the fight against the incurable killer disease of HIV/Aids that still kills over 20,000 Ugandans a year even …

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Opposition in Teso welcome Amuriat’s presidential bid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of members of the opposition in the Teso sub-region have welcomed the decision by Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi to contest for the presidency on the party ticket. Amuriat, who succeeded Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu as FDC …

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Five RDCs in Teso resign to join politics

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five Resident District Commissioners- RDCs from the Teso sub region have resigned to vie for different political positions in the 2021 elections. They include, George Edward Onya Akonopeesa of Kaberamaido and Kalaki who is challenging Charles Ilukor for Kumi County MP; Vincent Enomu, the deputy …

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Post Bank starts disbursement of grants to senior citizens

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Post Bank Uganda has kicked off the disbursement of government grants to senior citizens aged 80 years and above following the roll out of Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) in Teso-sub region, it said on June 30. Peace Mutuuzo, the State Minister for …

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Education gets lion share of budget in Teso region

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The education sector has taken a lion share in the budget estimates for 2020/2021 financial year across the districts in the Teso sub region. In Kumi district, the education budget increased by more than 600,000 shillings from the current financial year budget of 10.1 …

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Leaders in Teso ask gov’t not to rush to reopen schools

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Teso have asked the government not to rush to reopen schools since there is a spike in COVID-19 infections. In March, President Yoweri Museveni ordered for the temporary closure of schools to help the country tame the spread of coronavirus. While addressing …

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Illegal fishing on the rise in Teso

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen in Teso sub region are braving through the tight UPDF security on Lake Kyoga to conduct fishing at night. Government suspended fishing on Lake Kyoga in January this year citing illegal fishing practices. The UPDF Marine unit deployed soldiers on major landing sites …

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People talking about poverty should be arrested – Gen. Elwelu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commander of Land Forces in the UPDF, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu has said that people crying and making poverty a topic of discussion on daily basis should be arrested. Gen. Elwelu, speaking at the belated NRM function in Kamuda sub county, Soroti district yesterday …

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Over 50 schools in Teso face closure over registration

A sample of an on-line report from Uganda Schools Guide of 2018 indicates that Serere has 27 schools that are not registered while Ngora district has 24. The report shows that Soroti Municipality and Katakwi district have nine unregistered schools each while Kalaki district has three. Some of the listed …

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Ministerial appointments strategic for 2021 elections- Teso leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Local leaders in Soroti have attributed the recent appointments of ministers from Teso as a strategic plan for the 2021 elections. President Museveni, on Saturday, appointed Serere Woman MP, Helen Adoa as Minister of State for Fisheries, Usuk MP, Peter Ogwang as Minister of State …

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