YUMBE - A hand grenade killed a nine-year-old boy recently, bringing to four the number of children that have been killed by the explosives in West Nile in two weeks. District Internal Security Officer Emmanuel Adui said: â€œThe boy and his younger sister were playing under a tree near their home when they saw part of the grenade protruding from the ground. They tried to pull it out but failed because the roots held it tight. When the girl saw smoke she ran away, but the boy insisted on getting it out of the ground until it exploded, killing him instantly.â€
Displaced petition govt
AMURU - Former internally displaced persons (IPDs) have petitioned the Government over the rampant land disputes and appaling lack of social services in the villages. The displaced persons asked the Government to arrest and prosecute people who are blocking them from returning to their original land using forged land titles. â€œMany of us are stuck in the camps because some powerful people who know how to use computers are forging land titles for land which does not belong to them and they are threatening us,â€ said John Bosco Okullu from Koch-Goma sub-county.
30 receive wheelchairs
AMOLATAR - About 30 people with disabilities have received wheelchairs worth sh15m from Rotary International. The district Woman MP, Caroline Okao, said while handing over the items recently, that most of the beneficiaries were suffering from deformities resulting from polio and birth disorders.
Parentsâ€™ group gets computer
GULU - The Concerned Parentsâ€™ Association in the district has received a computer and its accessories worth sh3m from Save the Children in Uganda. While handing over the computer on Tuesday, Peter Naronjera, the deputy county chief, urged the association to use the computer for official work.
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