Upcountry News in Brief: Man, wife found dead inside salon

MP Nambozo and some youth football teams in Sironko district.

Man, wife found dead inside salon


GULU– A 28 years old barber, Watom Isaac and his wife Ayaa Shara, 20, were on Saturday morning found dead in Bed Ki Gen barbershop in Cwero trading center.

The deceased are residents of Cwero Ajani village Pagik parish, Piacho Sub County in Gulu district.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa regional police spokesperson confirmed the incident while addressing journalists at the Northern Uganda Media Club [NUMEC] on Monday.

According to Okema, the deceased were suspected to have been poisoned by unknown people.

However, after postmortem was carried out from Gulu main hospital, reports showed they died of suffocation.

“Further investigation is ongoing as sample of their saliva were transported to government analytical laboratory in Kampala for testing to boost our ongoing investigation,” Okma added.

Meanwhile a case has been recorded at Paicho police outpost vide CRB No: 14/74/2018.

Youths asked to explore sports talents


SIRONKO-The Sironko district Woman MP, Florence Nambozo has asked youths in the district to explore their sports talent as it is one of the pillars that instill discipline among them.

MP Nambozo handing gifts.

According to Nambozo, sports are current trending employment in the world.

Speaking in an interview with TND News reporter, Nambozo said: “The youth have always been looked at as trouble makers in the community especially when it comes to idling.”

She stated that keeping the youth busy is the only way to get them involved in the development process of the country.

According to Nambozo, sports have been identified as one of the co curricular activities that bring the youths together to share developmental ideas.

Mother tongue plays big role in children’s learning


OMORO-Majority of the elites in urban setting today no longer considers their children using mother tongue as something important.

Milton Obong, an English teacher at Partek primary school in Omoro district.

Parents in these homes prefer that their children use English and any other foreign language for reasons best known to them.

Some parents says that their children need to learn English because it’s the language they often use at school and any other place and they don’t think it’s important for their children to learn their mother tongue as well.

Betty Adong, a resident of Omoro Town Council in Omoro district says she want her children to speak only English for easy communication.

However, Ogwal Ronald Regan the head teacher of Partek Bar primary school in Omoro district says there’s no problem for a child to speak only English at home or vernacular.

Ogwal noted that a problem would only arise if children were required to use another language at school.

Millton Obong Katigaya, an English teacher at St. Francise Primary School in Omoro town council revealed that a local language one learns from home is a big resource to that child.

“And if he or she goes to school and he or she is denied to learn through that language, it becomes damaging,” Obong revealed.

“Mother language plays a very big role in a child’s development and it is not about backwardness,” he added.

World vision donates text books to Butaleja schools


BUTALEJA-World Vision Uganda on Monday has donated text books to over 20 primary schools in two sub-counties of Budumba and Kachonga in Butaleja district.

World Vision staff and teachers holding textbooks donated.

The donation, according to WV officials is aimed at instilling a reading culture geared at improving education performance among learners.

The donated books are also intended to reduce the ration of one book for 20 pupils.

This, according to some teachers who interacted with this news website was making it difficult to improve on learners’ performances.

According to Edward Muginyi the programs manager at World Vision, the books are going to help learners understand what they are taught by teachers in class and also expand on on their knowledge about a particular subject.

Shortly after receiving the text books, pupils who spoke to our correspondent hailed the organization, saying in unison that the ‘books are going to aid us in intensive revision’.

Credit to Our Reporters: Amusugut Judith (Eastern Uganda and Daniel Ojara (Northern Uganda)

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