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Government begins work on collapsed Cheptui bridge

Government begins work on collapsed Cheptui bridge

Government starts temporary repair of the collapsed Cheptui Bridge on Muyembe –Napiripirit Road and to be completed in the next four weeks .This has been disclosed by the minister of state for works General Edward Katumba Wamala while responding to the concern regarding this bridge raised by Bulambuli county MP Alex Burundo in parliament . […]

Karamoja representatives disheartened by cabinet appointments

Karamoja representatives disheartened by cabinet appointments

Karimajong members of parliament are disheartened by the newly appointed ministers for Karamoja region, asking the president to explain whether he is punishing them for their huge support to the NRM party. This as the president on Monday this week appointed Eng. John Byagambi minister for Karamoja Affairs and his deputy Moses Kizige . Addressing journalists […]

NGOs launch NAPA report on climate change mitigation and adaptation

NGOs launch NAPA report on climate change mitigation and adaptation

Environmental NGOs have launched the report showing the progress of the implementation of the national adaptation programmes of action (NAPA) towards climate change mitigation and adaptation, calling for more and serious work to be done by government for the targets to be realized, in a bid for Uganda to cope up with climate change effects. […]

Ugandan government signs MoU with German government together with IGAD

Ugandan government signs MoU with German government together with IGAD

The Ugandan government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the German government, together with Inter- Governmental Authority on Development IGAD for the Drought Resilience Initiative for Karamoja. The Head of Division for East Africa in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Ralf-Matthias Mohs ,reveals that about 48 billion Uganda shillings has […]

Tighten security in Karamoja region – Lydia Chekwel

Tighten security in Karamoja region – Lydia Chekwel

Ministry of internal affairs has been asked to tighten security in Karamoja region to avoid the re occurrence of cattle rustling. The call was made by Kween district woman MP Lydia Chekwel while speaking on the floor of parliament. She said that since the disarmament program the rustling reduced but these days cattle thieves have again come, […]

NRM party in final stages of compiling voters’ register

NRM party in final stages of compiling voters’ register

The NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba revealed that the party is in the final stages of compiling its voter’s register to be used in the party’s internal elections. Lumumba says they have eight data entry points where data documented during the party’s registration is being retrieved from the yellow books into the party’s computerized system. […]

School Feeding Programme launched in Karamoja

School Feeding Programme launched in Karamoja

The First Lady and Minister of Karamoja Affairs Hon. Janet Museveni launched the school feeding Programme in Karamoja by handing over 17,100 bags (about 355 metric tons) of maize flour for distribution to primary and secondary schools in the region. The maize flour given by the Ministry of Karamoja Affairs in the Office of the […]

Committee of Government Assurances saddened by poor state of hospitals in Karamoja

Committee of Government Assurances saddened by poor state of hospitals in Karamoja

Members of parliament on the Committee of Government Assurances were saddened by the poor state of hospitals in Karamoja sub region. This was during the committee’s tour to the Karamoja sub region to examine the different pledges made by government to the people of Karamoja. The Acting Chief Administrative Officer of Abim district Mr Nelson Olwit […]

Government to handle Karamoja street children

The ministry of Karamoja affairs has expressed commitment to addressing the problem of karamoja street children. State minister for Karamoja affairs Babra Nekesa says the ministry is working on rehabilitating the Koblin reception centre after getting mandate from the ministry of gender. She says the ministry wants the centre functional for skills development before real […]

MPs pin ministry of finance officials over missing 15 billion Karamoja funds

The public Accounts committee has handed over four officials from the ministry of finance to police CID attached to the committee for further interrogation into the alleged stealing of 14.8 billion shillings meant for the people of karamoja through the office of the prime minister under the PRDP for norhern uganda. The four  included  Tonny […]

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