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Kitgum CAO, technical staff arrested over alleged misuse of PDM funds

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 14 technical and support staff of Kitgum District Local Government spent the night in custody at Kitgum Central Police Station on allegations of squandering the Parish Development Model (PDM) funds. The suspects include Joel Musisi, the Chief Administrative Officer, Alex Opira, the Principal …

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Security arrest criminal gang leader in Kitgum municipality

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Kitgum district have arrested the 7th ring leader of criminal gangs who have been terrorizing the district in the past three weeks. The suspect identified only as Canacana, was arrested last evening from Opete village, Labongo Amida sub county, with two of …

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Kitgum district on the spot for unguided spending of PDM funds

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district is on the spot for spending 200 million Shillings more for training stakeholders under the Parish Development Model-PDM, in violation of the guidelines. The Parish Developement Model is a government multi-sectoral program aimed at improving the livelihoods of Ugandans, especially the 39 per cent …

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Farmers in Kitgum abandon farmlands over fear of rustlers

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of farmers in Kitgum district have abandoned farming and oxen ploughing due to attacks by suspected rustlers. The affected areas include the sub-counties of Kiteny, Orom, Orom East, Namokora, and Namokora town council. Its population greatly depends on agriculture for food and economical purposes. According …

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Kitgum district security committee forcefully evicts pastoralists

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kitgum district security committee has forcefully evicted pastoralists from Orom East sub-county. The operation was in line with the second phase of the eviction code-named Lainisha Kilimo Na Mifungu, which was flagged off by the State Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. David Muhoozi in …

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Kitgum RDC closes petrol station for hiking fuel pump price

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech has ordered the closure of Petro City filling station in Kitgum municipality for hiking fuel prices. The station was selling a litre of petrol at 12,000 Shillings by end of business on Monday, while the cost remained between 4900 and …

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Bush fires causing 80 percent loss of perennial crops under OWC in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only an estimated 20 percent of perennial crops distributed under the Operation Wealth Creation program in Kitgum district survive, because of rampant burning of bushes by the community every year. Operation Wealth Creation-OWC is a government program purposed to improve the livelihood of the community …

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Pastoralists given one week ultimatum to leave Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kitgum District Security Committee headed by the Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech, has issued a one-week ultimatum to pastoralists to vacate the area. The order was issued on December 3, in implementation of an earlier order issued by President Yoweri Museveni on November 20, …

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Lack of parish chiefs hinders parish development model in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The absence of a district service commission in Kitgum is delaying the recruitment of parish chiefs to implement the Parish Development Model. The Parish Development Model is a government strategy that seeks to organize and deliver public and private sector interventions for wealth creation and …

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