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LC5 VC blames teenage pregnancies on parents sharing bedrooms with their daughters

By Patrick Ebong. The LC5 vice chairman for Lira district has blamed the high number of teenage pregnancies on the practice of parents sharing bedrooms with their daughters. George Okello Ayo says some parents in Lango Sub-region who share single grass-thatched huts with their daughters engage in sexual activity when the children are still awake. Speaking at a meeting on Health System Advocacy Partnership organised by Global Forum for Development in Lira town, Okello said many times the men are drunk and are often oblivious to the fact that the children are awake.

Man dies in Lira lodge after sex

BY PATRICK EBONG. LIRA. Police in Lira is still investigating the circumstance under which a 38 year old man died at one of the lodges in Lira town after having sex with a yet to be identified woman North Kyoga regional police spokesman ASP David OngomMudong in a press released on Sunday evening said that the incident happened on Saturday evening “On Saturday evening May 19th at around 6 pm, the body of one Mr Ogwang Kizito male adult  of 38 years who is a resident of Alololo Parish in Alebtong district was found lying dead in one of the rooms of Blue Valley Lodge along Olwol Road in Lira town”, he stated. “Police scene of crime officers and …

Roads into South Sudan from Uganda insecure again

By Samuel Ssebuliba. Ugandan traders operating in South Sudan have asked to beware of the growing insecurity along the major roads to the capital Juba. The warning comes after a driver and conductor of a truck were abducted by suspected South Sudanese rebels on Tumbura road. According to Byrone Kinene the chairman of the regional Lorry Drivers and Transporters’ Association, many areas in South Sudan are under rebel control and thus who ever plies such routes must beware of the risk. He says that areas like Lumbek and Yambio are totally insecure and so traders must be vigilant. The warning comes just days after the IGAD-brokered South Sudan peace talks resumed.

Former Tabliq Muslim leader Sheikh Yunus Kamoga denied bail

By Ruth Anderah. The jailed former Tabliq Muslim leader Sheikh Yunus Kamoga has also been denied bail by the court of Appeal. Sheikh Kamoga  is serving a life jail sentence  for Terrorisim which was handed to him by the International Crimes Division of the High court last year . In his ruling this morning, justice Christopher Madrama has maintained his stand he took last week while dismissing the bail application of another Muslim cleric;  Sheikh Siraje Kawooya that the 2 Sheikhs no longer enjoy the presumption of innocence having been convicted of a capital offence. The judge further  explained that since  sheikh Kamoga was also  committed to serve the second most severe punishment to death, chances are high that he  …

Ministry of health priorities for the next financial year outlined

By Benjamin Jumbe. The ministry of health has pledged to enhanced service delivery in order to have a quality health population Addressing journalists at media center as part of the manifesto week activities, health minister Dr Ruth Aceng says several sector priorities have been listed for the next financial year which is to help the ministry ensure improved public health across the country and bringing services closer to the citizens Among these is to improving primary health care through upgrade of over 120 health centre 2s and also make health centre 3s functional across the country. She says the ministry’s goal is for each sub county across the country to have a health center 2’s because health center 2’s provide …