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MPs join forces in fixing erratic West Nile power supply

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has urged government to find a lasting solution to the sporadic power outages in the West Nile region. The House on Thursday, 11 August 2022 adopted a motion urging government to immediately address the electricity supply challenges in the West Nile region. The motion was …

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Arua district struggling to recover UGX 12Bn Emyooga funds

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Emyooga SACCOs in the West Nile region are struggling to recover the funds they disbursed. From 2019 to date, the government-funded 455 Emyooga SACCOs in West Nile through the Microfinance Support Center. Eighteen enterprises per constituency namely, taxi operators, fishermen, journalists, veterans, boda bodas, women …

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Theft tops half year police crime report in West Nile

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Theft has been identified as the leading offence committed in West Nile sub region over the past six months. According to the police half-year crime report 2022, a total number of 902 theft cases were recorded in the region, contributing to 29.4 percent of all …

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Retired police officers demand pension arrears

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some retired police officers in West Nile sub region are concerned over their unpaid pension arrears by the Uganda Police Authority. According to them, some of their colleagues who retired more than 30 years ago have not received their pensions. The officers who retired from …

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Ministers order audit of Arua city Parish Development Model funds

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministers from the West Nile region have ordered an audit into the Arua City Parish Development Model (PDM) funds over alleged irregularities. They accuse the city officials among others of irregularly forming PDM groups and disbursing money to unregistered SACCOs which is contrary to the …

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LRA victims protest delayed compensation

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joseph Kony war victims in the West Nile sub region have staged a peaceful demonstration over delayed compensation by the government for the losses incurred during the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency. The war victims converged near the office of the Prime Minister-Arua and …

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LDP recruitment team in Arua overwhelmed by numbers

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of applicants have turned up at Arua Police grounds during the launch of recruitment exercise for Local Defense Personnel (LDPs) in West Nile sub region. The exercise for the Sub region which commenced this morning at Arua police grounds seeks to get at …

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West Nile leaders decry influx of urban refugees

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in West Nile sub-region have expressed concern over what they call the increasing burden posed by urban refugees on service delivery. The majority of the urban refugees are from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, Somalia, and Eritrea among others. Currently, Koboko municipality …

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West Nile traders ask gov’t to guarantee their safety in DRC

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local investors in West Nile have tasked the government to address the insecurity in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which they say is hampering trade in the region. The investors made the appeal in Nebbi district on Tuesday, during the West Nile investment …

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West Nile investors challenge Govt on poor roads

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local investors in West Nile are demanding that the government improves the poor state of roads if the sub region is to become a key investment hub. The Investors made the appeal in Nebbi district, during the first West Nile investment summit organized by …

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