Author: Temiteo Okwakol

By Enatu Steven The number of pregnant mothers who visit health facilities for antenatal services in Kapelebyong district has been dropping as their pregnancies progress. In a report for the financial year 2023/2024, shared with officials from the World Health Organization today during the Maternal Perinatal Deaths Surveillance and Response review meeting, 5488 mothers visited health facilities for the first time seeking antenatal services. In comparison, only 1418 visited during the first three months of their pregnancy, showing a decline in visits. In a press statement shared with this radio station by the district communication officer, Emmanuel Opio, 3051 deliveries…

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By our reporter Egwelet Online, often referred to as “Teso’s Jumia,” is a leading e-commerce platform transforming online shopping in Eastern and Northern Uganda. Founded in 2012 by two youthful ICT consultants, Egwelet Online aims to make online shopping accessible and convenient. The platform operates in multiple districts, including Soroti, Mbale, Kumi, Serere, Kaberamaido, Amuria, Ngora, Karamoja, and Lira, making it a prominent player in these regions. Egwelet Online offers a vast array of products from local and international brands, including electronics, fashion, beauty products, home appliances, and groceries. It supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing them with…

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By Our Reporter Ngora Town Council experienced a transformative weekend, ignited by the inspirational keynote address from Hon Juliet Achayo Lodou. With eloquence and conviction, Achayo unveiled visionary strategies aimed at revolutionizing the economic atmosphere and uplifting the livelihoods of Ngora’s citizens. Her meticulously crafted message resonated deeply, particularly with the youth, women, and the economically disadvantaged, sparking a renewed sense of hope and determination within the community. Achayo’s address proved her commitment to sculpting Ngora into a paragon of economic empowerment and sustainable progress. She articulated a future where every resident, regardless of their socioeconomic status, can thrive and…

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OPINION:Political organizations thrive on diverse opinions and debates. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) should embrace current discussions on various national issues to strengthen democracy and improve citizens’ lives. Effective democracy encourages debate, allowing political organizations to maintain power by fostering internal conversations that guide policy and government actions. Unfortunately, this critical aspect of NRM’s identity has faded, risking an identity crisis. Currently, NRM’s failure to facilitate internal conversations and address divergent opinions has made the party appear disjointed and reactionary. Government dominates policy setting and implementation without adequate political oversight, leaving the party vulnerable. NRM must reclaim its role by…

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OPINION :Corruption is a Kick, not a Horse. The horse is the systems usually set up by the advanced modern corrupt people to avoid detection. The reason fighting corruption which is now enshrined and even inculcated in Ugandan culture (if we even have one anymore) due to, and also caused by economics and politics in Uganda is because ours is a harder Kick than most critics seem to know. Even so, I would proudly love to announce a remarkable success of first phase of the Parish Development Model program. Though with a few “pockets of resistance”, the Uganda Government of…

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OPINION There is nothing fundamentally wrong with having differences of opinion on a matter. Political organizations exist as platforms for political expression. It is therefore healthy to engage in robust debate on a wide range of issues affecting our people – contradictions not withstanding. NRM should therefore harness the current debate on many issues in the country for the good of our democracy and the betterment of the lives of our people. A democracy that works is one that facilitates debate. Political organizations that sustain power, reproduce that power by creating spaces for “difficult and inconvenient internal conversations” that inform…

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By Enatu Steven The Nabilatuk District Chairperson Lokol Paul has taken a decisive stance in upholding the government’s universal free education policy by issuing a directive to all schools in the district to cease charging any form of fees promptly. Chairperson Lokol, in a public announcement, expressed deep concern over the persistent issue of schools in the district imposing various fees on students. These fees range from examination fees to firewood fees, boarding fees, uniform fees, and even the unreasonable request for primary children to provide reams of paper. Such practices not only go against moral standards but also infringe…

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By Eumu Emmanuel DOKOLO DISTRICT: The community of Awiri parish in Dokolo sub-county was left in shock on Sunday when Felix Ejom, headteacher of Dream Nursery and Primary School, was arrested by police for his alleged involvement in a security incident at the neighboring Awiri Junior Nursery and Primary School. The arrest followed reports of an attack where stones were thrown at Awiri Junior Nursery and Primary School. Officer in Charge of Awiri Police Station, AIP Abura Margaret, confirmed the arrest and recovery of items including bricks, catapults, and stones. “With the help of the watchman, we were able to…

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By Richard Onapatum NWOYA DISTRICT:President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated his commitment to defending and protecting the African people in the spirit of Pan-Africanism. He emphasized that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) will continue to stand on the pillars of patriotism and Pan-Africanism, fulfilling their historical mandate to defend the legitimate interests of the people of Uganda and Africa. Museveni condemned any attempts to sow division based on tribes, religion, gender, or other factors, labeling such efforts as the work of the UPDF’s arch-enemies. “It is, therefore, our duty to fight and defeat the bankrupt groups that attempt to propagate…

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By Richard Onapatum Kiira North Division’s Divisional Police Commander (DPC) Buwenge SP Oyee Morris has vowed to ensure justice is served in the murder case of Gusango Paul. Paul is suspected to have died from injuries inflicted by police officers and in-laws during his arrest. SP Oyee made these remarks while addressing mourners, the bereaved family, and friends of Gusango Paul at Kibundaire village in Namagera Town Council. The community had been planning to dump Paul’s body at Buwenge Police Station to protest the involvement of police officers in his death. In his address, SP Oyee assured the mourners that…

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