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PAKWACH RESIDENTS TURNING TO SOLAR AS ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF ENERGY DESPITE SUPPLY, QUALITY CONCERNS

BY ACHORA GEOFREY PAKWACH: MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022 In the rural communities of Pakwach district, adoption of solar power is slowly taking root, supplementing wood fuel and charcoal, the primary sources of household energy. Residents say this is because many private players in the solar energy sector are promoting the …

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INFORMATION SHARING KEY TO FIGHTING MULTIDRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS IN ADJUMANI-HENRY LULU

BY MARKO TAIBOT ADJUMANI: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022 The Adjumani district’s assistant health officer, Henry Lulu, has advised that the approach of identifying and diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) must be changed from people waiting to first fall sick to a deliberate information sharing and sensitization of the masses if the district …

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PARENTS, GOV’T URGED TO BUILD MORE CLASSROOMS, LATRINES IN ADJUMANI GIRLS’ PRIMARY SCHOOL

BY MARKO TAIBOT ADJUMANI: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022 The management of Adjumani girls’ primary school has urged the parents and the government to intervene to address the inadequate classrooms and lack of washrooms for the girl child in Adjumani girls’ primary school. The school which initially began as a girls’ …

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MEMPRO TIPS ARUA JOURNALISTS ON REPORTING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 The training focusing on gender sensitive reporting of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) brought together 20 journalists, media personalities and social media influencers from Arua City and Terego district. “Usually after such trainings, things that you had been taking for granted …

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EBOLA OUTBREAK: ADJUMANI DISTRICT ON HIGH ALERT, ASKS FOR PPE FOR HEALTH WORKERS

BY MARKO TAIBOT ADJUMANI: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 Adjumani district health department is on heightened alert following the death of a patient in the neighbouring Amuru district who showed Ebola like symptoms. The exact cause of the death is not yet confirmed but it comes at a time when the country …

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JUDICIARY TO STRENGTHEN INNOVATIONS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO JUSTICE-PRINCIPAL JUDGE FLAVIAN ZEIJA

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 The principal judge, Dr Flavian Zeija, has said that the judiciary will strengthen innovations that it has introduced in order to improve access to justice by the litigants. He listed operationalization of more courts to reduce the distance for the people to …

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CONTRACTOR ASKS FOR 18 MONTHS EXTENSION FOR ATIAK-LAROPI ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

BY MARKO TAIBOT ADJUMANI: Tuesday, September 20, 2022  STRABAG, an Austrian construction company undertaking the tarmacking of the Atiak-Laropi road, has asked for an extension of the contract period for additional 18 months. Sources from the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have confirmed that the contractor will not be able …

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KOBOKO DISTRICT CLOSES CHARCOAL MARKETS FOLLOWING RJF SUPPORTED STORY ON MOUNT KEI FOREST RESERVE

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU KOBOKO: Monday, September 19, 2022 Koboko district has shut down eight charcoal markets at Busia border crossing following the Rainforest journalism Fund supported article on Mount Kei Forest Reserve. “I closed all the eight big markets at Busia where they were trading charcoal. There was resistance from …

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