Karamoja receives $10m Korean donation for clean water, sanitation

Karamoja receives $10m Korean donation for clean water, sanitation

Karamoja sub region has received a donation of USD 10 million (38 billion Shillings) to boost Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in the region. The region posts the least pit latrine coverage of 30 percent, compared to the national average of 77 percent, according to records by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics. The region […]

Experts meet in Entebbe over Karamoja issues

Experts meet in Entebbe over Karamoja issues

The State Minister for Karamoja Affairs Moses Kizige calls on the IGAD member states drafting a protocol on free movement of cattle in Karamoja to protect the interest of the local people. Kizige notes that stakeholders have to encourage states to create favorable conditions like water dams for pastoralists on national borders to reduce on […]

Uganda, UNHCR refuse to have new settlement for South Sudan refugees

Uganda, UNHCR refuse to have new settlement for South Sudan refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR has declined land for establishing another settlement for South Sudan refugees in Northern Uganda. The UN agency says there is no immediate need to establish a settlement following a decline on the influx of South Sudan refugees to the region. Authorities in Agago district had offered […]

Stop killing or disabling people while collecting taxes, Yumbe LC5 blasts URA

Stop killing or disabling people while collecting taxes, Yumbe LC5 blasts URA

Calm is returning to the West Nile district of Yumbe after seven people were hospitalized, two with bullets wounds following Wednesday’s mayhem as UPDF soldiers deployed by Uganda Revenue Authority to impound numberless motorcycles. But citing previous incidents, Yumbe chairman Taban Yasin accused URA officials of unleashing ujustified brutality on suspected tax evaders. “This is why […]

Mineral deposits in Karamoja making communities vulnerable – Nicholas Opiyo

Mineral deposits in Karamoja  making communities vulnerable –  Nicholas Opiyo

The Uganda Law Reform Commission has been called on to re-examine land rights in mineral rich areas. Nicholas Opiyo, Human Rights lawyer and crusader says the current form of the law leaves communities in mineral deposit areas especially the Karamoja communities vulnerable. His thoughts are supported by the Human Rights Watch report which says huge […]

South Sudanese refugees ‘shunning Uganda hospitality’

South Sudanese refugees ‘shunning Uganda hospitality’

Some South Sudanese refugees in large settlements in West Nile region have started returning home voluntarily. Authorities in the settlements, say at least 71 refugees have voluntarily returned to the South Sudan capital, Juba through Oraba boarder point since December last year. Solomon Osakana, the Arua District Refugee Desk Officer, says the decision of the […]

Kitgum’s gun-wielding thugs harvested, suspected of multiple murders

Kitgum’s gun-wielding thugs harvested, suspected of multiple murders

Police in Kitgum district is holding seven people suspected of illegal possession of firearms and masterminding a string of murders and robberies in East Acholi districts. Police says the suspects are linked to the theft of cash from a mobile money agent and several motorcycles in Pader, Agago, Kitgum and Lamwo districts. The suspects include […]

Karimojong beggar children to be cleaned off Kampala streets

Karimojong beggar children to be cleaned off Kampala streets

The presence of Karimojong children on the streets of Kampala is giving a lot of stress to Napak District leadership, the north eastern district has disclosed. For so many years, Karimajong children have been seen on various Kampala streets and other municipalities, begging for food and other handouts but some are accompanied by adults who […]

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