Agago man kills wife over Shs20,000 simsim

Agago man kills wife over Shs20,000 simsim

A 42-year-old man went berserk and slashed his wife to death following a disagreement over a basin of simsim seeds. Moro Caesar from Loi village in Ligiligi Parish on Tuesday is reported to have attacked his wife Akot Isirina after she confronted him over selling a basin of simsim and using the payment of Shs20,000 […]

War on waragi sellers in Agago District

War on waragi sellers in Agago District

Authorities in Agago District, Northern Uganda have said a by-law slapping a total ban on the consumption of alcohol packed in sachets locally known as waragi has shown tremendous results. The timely disappearance of sachet waragi comes at a time when there are increased cases of suicide and deaths in the sub-region attributed to excessive […]

Shs9 billion to be sunk in Amuria’s Elegu market

Shs9 billion to be sunk in Amuria’s Elegu market

After traders at Elegu near the Uganda-South Sudan border in Amuru district counting losses when fire gutted their business premises, a new Shs9 billion market is set there to built where Ugandan traders and their South Sudanese counterparts will be operating from. Construction of the multibillion market is set to kickoff this year with funding […]

No more guns in Northern Uganda, Archbishop Odama urges

No more guns in Northern Uganda, Archbishop Odama urges

The Archbishop of Gulu, John-Baptist Odama, has cautioned the people of Northern Uganda against causing divisions in society, saying they are contradicting Christian principles. Speaking during the Peace Week at St. Monica in Gulu Municipality — his inaugural address to Christians followers, Archbishop Odama told the different religious denominations form the dioceses of Gulu, Nebbi, […]

Govt, RHU rollout vaccines to protect babies from meningitis in January

Govt, RHU rollout vaccines to protect babies from meningitis in January

The Gulu District Health Department is set to rollout vaccines to protect babies from the deadly meningitis. It follows the conducting of an orientation of health personnel on the meningitis vaccinations that will be carried on the 19 January 2017 facilitated by the Ministry of Health and local NGO, Reproductive Health Uganda. The five-day vaccination that […]

Gulu gets gov’t millions for women entrepreneurs

Gulu gets gov’t millions for women entrepreneurs

Six sub counties in Gulu District have received Shs 16 million from the now rooted government venture endowment , the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Fund aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs’ with affordable credit as well as technical advise on value addition and market access. Gulu District Farmers Association is the core team that will select and verified […]

Agago District: Serial rapist netted, suicide attempt foiled; man burns self in hut

Agago District: Serial rapist netted, suicide attempt foiled; man burns self in hut

Police in Agago District have arrested a man notorious for breaking into people houses and raping women. Confirming the arrest, Alber Onyango the Agago district police commander (DPC) said that Okello Patrick Wii, a resident of Lira Kato village, Lapono sub-county was netted on Sunday afternoon in connection with stealing of a cow that belongs […]

Apac looks to employ more female teachers

Apac looks to employ more female teachers

In a bid to empower and keep girls in schools, leaders and technocrats in Apac District have decided to have a balanced female teacher ratio in primary schools. During Tuesday’s council meeting, Mr Eling Geoffrey Owera, the Secretary for Education and Health stressed the need to employ new female teachers in all primary schools across […]

Nwoya District: Family of 5 burns to death

Nwoya District: Family of 5 burns to death

Five members of the same family have died after the house they were sleeping in caught fire at Nchaure Village in Koch Goma sub county in Nwoya District on Thursday. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River police spokesperson identieifed the dead as ohn Kennedy Oketa-ayot Wod Achieng, 45, a businessman, his wife Agnes Apiyo, 32 […]

Nwoya leaders denied six-month salaries

Nwoya leaders denied six-month salaries

The Nwoya District leadership have blamed the lack of commitment by LC3 chairpersons over financial woes the young district is facing. Disgruntled Sub-county chairpersons this week elected for the first time have been promised salary before the end of January 2017. In a joint meeting in Nwoya Town Council, the chairpersons said the district owes […]