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By Vision Reporter

<b>Church aids northern</b> <br>MBARARA — Chief administrative officer Hezzy Kafureka has told Christians to sympathise with the people in war zones through donations to show the victims that people in the south are not deriding them.

Church aids northern
MBARARA — Chief administrative officer Hezzy Kafureka has told Christians to sympathise with the people in war zones through donations to show the victims that people in the south are not deriding them. He was recently speaking during the handover of items collected by the Christians of All Saints Church Mbarara to the people in northern Uganda.

IDPs advised on farming
PADER — LC5 chairman Edwin Komakech has advised internally displaced persons (IDPs) to make use of the rain to put up farms in the camps. Addressing IDPs at Pabo camp recently, Komakech warned IDPs not to go back to their lands in LRA rebel-infested areas. He said farming in camps would avert famine.

Apac gets rural bank
APAC — Oyam south MP Okullo-Epak has warned against politicking in the Alutkot Co-operative Financial Services in Loro sub-county. Addressing a gathering at a function to commission the bank recently, Okullo-Epak said the rural bank was basically commercial oriented. He encouraged people to invest in the financial institution so as to eradicate poverty.

HM asked to explain
APAC — Parents of Apwori primary school have given former headmaster Charles Ebong one month to account for more than sh1m. A letter signed by School Management Committee (SMC) chairman Tom Guna shortly after a meeting with PTA executive members recently accused Ebong of failure to account for sh1.3m in the 2001/2002 financial year.

Agric boss urges IDPs
PADER — The district extension coordinator, Remmy Lukii, has appealed to the farmers in the IDP camps to grow short-term crops during this rainy season. Lukii said this during the district-wide food mobilisation drive in 18 sub-counties recently.Ends

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