RCC Egole applauds UPDF’s 5 div. commander for fighting cattle rustlers 

(Last Updated On: 6 February 2024)

Lira | As the country celebrates the 43rd Tarehe Sita Day on February 6, the UPDF, authorities of Lira City, Uganda Police, and the business community, among others on Monday, February 5 jointly engaged in a social responsibility move.

The above combinations, among others, cleaned Lira Regional Referral Hospital, main market and major streets.

While addressing the media at the Mayor’s Garden in Lira City on Monday, the commander of the 5th Division, Brigadier General Keith Katungi assured the people and authorities of Lira City that the UPDF will participate in cleaning the City every month.

This, according to him, will be in collaboration with the City authorities.

Brig. Gen. Katungi explained that the annual celebration of Tarehe Sita is rotational. This year’s celebration is underway at Buseesa mixed primary school in Bugweri district, Busoga sub-region.

He further confirmed that similar cleaning exercises are also ongoing in the district like Kitgum.

The 5th Division covers the nine districts of Lango and the East Acholi districts of Agago, Lamwo, Kitgum, Pader, and Abim including the southern part of Karamoja.

The Resident City Commissioner of Lira, Lawrence Emmy Egole applauded Brig. Gen. Katungi. Egole said his appointment has given Lango sub-region a new face.

Egole equally appreciated the efforts of Katungi especially in the fight against the suspected cattle rustlers from Karamoja.

“The influx of the suspected cattle rustlers in Lango sub-region has reduced simply because he blends with the local community,” said Egole.

Sam Atul, Mayor of Lira City Council confirmed that the City has managed to handle the issue of garbage management with only 70 percent being reusable waste.

However, Mayor Atul has decried the surge in polyethene bags and urged the government of Uganda to ban the manufacturing and importation of polythene bags in the country.

“Polyethylene bags have a long-lasting effect on human lives and the environment at large,” said Atul.

“We need to fight polyethene bags in order to save the next generation,” he added.

The 43rd Tarehe Sita anniversary theme is, “Celebrating the People’s Struggle for Unity, Society, and Peace for Socio-economic Transformation.”

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