On Thursday hundreds of thousands of Kenyans gathered for a rain-soaked Mass, their open umbrellas spread tip to tip, their feet sinking into the mud, as they listen to Pope Francis’ message, delivered with uttermost humility. Some had been waiting since dawn in a huge waterlogged field in central Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.
Pope Francis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, when he was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, the first pope from the Americas, he took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy.
A total of 180 Choir members from Lira diocese on Thursday morning set off for Namugongo a head of time to prepare to lead prayers on Martyrs Day which will be on the 3rd of June 2015, after receiving a journey mercy blessing in a mass lead by Bishop Joseph Franzelli at Uganda Martyrs Cathedral.Bishop Joseph Franzelli flags off Chior members for Namugongo Shrine
Over three hundred foot pilgrims from Lira diocese who left one week ago have today arrived at Kakoge Catholic parish in Nakasongola district.
They are expected to sleep at Kakoge Parish and walk a one day journey to Kasana Luwero Diocese.
According to Fr. Ambrose Achir, who spoke to Radio WA News desk said they are remaining with one hundred kilometres to arrive in Kampala.
By Okello Caesar Ivan
The Parliamentary Commission may have to reverse their decision of increasing the salaries for the Lawmakers in the 9th Parliament by 40% .
This is because both incumbent Members of Parliament, aspiring Candidates and local voters are so concerned about the timing of the increment when the Country is preparing for 2016 general Election.
On Monday this Week the Parliamentary Commission announced the 40% salary increment for 375 members of Parliament in the Country.
By Opio Morris
Police in Oyam district has given a green light to the burial of a 22 year old man who committed suicide last night.
Police directive comes hours after Sam Opio, a resident of Odoko-Lai Minakulu sub county committed suicide.
According to the relative, Opio took advantage of her sister´s absence at home and took mosquito insecticide.
By Achidi Winnie
Lira Residence District Commander officially flagged off the sixteen patriotic students from different schools in Lira district for a patriotism training at Police training college Kabalye in Masindi.
This patriotism development program that will take about one month starting on the 30th of this Month is meant to model these patriotic students into better citizens of the country.
While speaking to the young patriots yesterday, George Odongo advised them to always be disciplined,confident and open minded persons in order for them to be able to acquire more knowledge at the training.
BY Morris Opio Aguda
Lira Diocese is gearing up preparations to lead the 2015 Uganda Marty's day celebrations slated for June 3,2015 at Namugongo.
The theme for this year,s celebrations is called to be witnesses of Christ in the family and in the society. The Diocese of Lira last led the celebrations at Namugongo in 1999.
Meanwhile,Rev Fr Desiderius Pule, the Vicar General Lira Diocese is the overall coordinator for the preparations for this year,s celebrations.
BY Sam Ogwal Alero
Justice Centres Uganda has urged the government to consider establishing a national legal aid institution to reduce some cases which is a huge cost to the economy.
This call was made yesterday by Birabwa Nsubuga Christine, the coordinator Justice Centres Uganda during their regional conference held at Lira hotel.
Birabwa Nsubuga Christine said by establishing legal aid, common cases like land disputes and domestic violence will be reduced.
By Opio Morris
Police has directed all schools in Uganda to institute security committees at school.
Micheal Orec, the community liaison officer Lira district says they have got a directive from the police head quarter to instruct all the schools and other public institutions to form a security committees which will highly foresee the security of the students.
He said following the continuous terror threat in Uganda schools and public institutions should be vigilant all the time to avoid any terror attack at the school.
By Jaspher Owuni
Lira high court has sentenced two mothers to 10 years in prison for murdering their husbands.
Court presided over by Dr. Winnifred Nabisinde yesterday Thursday confirmed that Ayo Lydia a resident of Dokolo District and a mother of four children participated in killing of her husband Ogwang Safrino together with her son who is still on remand after denying the allegation.
Another mother Anwene Betty a resident of Odyek pe iLango, Kole District who confessed that on 09th October 2014, she killed her husband Okello Alfred and dumped him in the house together with her two sons.
By Okello Caesar Ivan & Achan Irene
Having waited for so long for Okwerodot to be turned into a sub county in vain, the Residents who offered land for the establishment of the Sub County headquarters are now demanding for an explanation from their leaders as to the physical structures are not in place except for the ghost sub county.
The residents say without a clear explanation no leader should step the area for campaigns.Okwerodok - A Ghost Sub County
By Acan Monica Ruth
When every body talks politics
This way you hear education
The other side its business
Not forgetting health
Who gives you the food to sell?
Who feeds the nation that has to go to school?
Without these plants, where would these medicines come from?
Which politician has come in the names of Agriculture?
By Achidi Winnie
The fate of suspects who murdered suzan Akidi a Lira based business woman last year will be finally determined today after one suspect pleaded guilty to the murder charges while appearing in court on Thursday.
Prosecution alleges that on the 6 of January 2014 ,Susan Akidi who was a resident of Ireda Lumumba Central division Lira municipality left work for home at around 6:30pm riding on a motorcycle UDX-309X in possession of about 65million shillings in her bag.
Unknown to her, assailants kept trailing her and shot at her killing her instantly at her gate and made off with the bag containing the money.
Her son Jonathan Nam also sustained injuries during the shooting.
By Odongo Geoffrey
The area councillor for eastern ward in Apac Town council Hon Julius Okello Aked has petitioned the office of the chief administrative officer seeking an explanation in to the shoddy work on the Twin staff house at Arocha Annex Primary school in Agulu constructed with funds from Nusaf 2 project.
In his petition, the councillor notes that the building which is newly constructed already has deep cracks in all the six rooms ,two stores and the veranda.
He also alleges that the company that constructed the building SHAJAPA TECHNICAL WORKS LTD at the cost of 76 million shillings handed over the building stealthily to one of the school Teachers who later allocated staff to occupy a move that is contrary to the guidelines.