The West Nile Region comprises of 9 unique districts with a diversity in history, people, and culture. Click the links to learn more about the individual districts.
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ZOMBO In a move to adopt to the changing climatic conditions, a coffee growers union in Zombo district is seeking to adopt irrigation system to mitigate the hash environmental conditions to increase yields.
ZOMBO. Zombo district leadership has welcomed the proposed National coffee Bill 2018 that seeks to punish farmers who neglect their coffee plantations.
ZOMBO. Officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs have advised people of Zombo district to enhance their security vigilance by reporting cases of illegal firearms for immediate action.
ZOMBO. Across section women in Monkwerocoo Village, Warr Sub County, Zombo district in West Nile Region of Uganda are demanding for an adult learning facility to scale down the illiteracy rate among rural women in the area.
ZOMBO. As the government and non-governmental organizations seek to equip the youth with life skills to realize holistic economic transformation, the Community Empowerment for Rural Development – Ceford Zombo has trained at least 119 youth in various enterprises.
ZOMBO. At least 200 Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) learners graduated in Jangokoro sub-county Zombo district on Friday.
ZOMBO. The Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers on Saturday launched another operation to locate one of their colleagues.
ZOMBO/MOYO. The Zombo district COVID-19 tasked force with the help of the Army on Sunday took at least 28 residents of Paidha town council into quarantine after they crossed to Angola market in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
ZOMBO. Zombo town council staff will have to endure the inconveniences of sharing office space for more years on account of unpredictable release of funds to expedite the construction of over shs300 million office block.
ZOMBO. A primary school teacher attached to Zombo Upper primary school in Zombo town council, Zombo district is on the run for reportedly defiling and impregnating a 16 year old primary six pupil of the same school.
ZOMBO. Paidha town dwellers have castigated Paidha town council authorities over accumulated garbage heaps which they say are now posing serious health risks to the urban population and traders who operate in the town.
ZOMBO. On a sunny Friday, Cosmo Arukani, a 15-year-old boy joined his friends to fetch water at a shallow well in Acoro village, Jupamato parish, Akaa Sub County in Zombo district.
ZOMBO. The Agency For Accelerated Regional Development -AFARD and Self Help Africa, NGOs working towards youth empowerment have phased out the three-year Maracha, Nebbi, Zombo (Manzo) youth empowerment project (Mayep) amidst testimonies from beneficiaries.
ZOMBO. Alur Kingdom is finalizing preparations for the king’s coronation anniversary, which will take place on October 26th in Atiak sub county, Zombo district.
ZOMBO. Following the influx of people fleeing from the tribal conflict between Lendu and Alur in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Majesty Phillip Rauni Olarker III, the King of Alur has offered 20 acres of land for resettling the people currently at the border.
ZOMBO. The Alur king has expressed concern over the ongoing ethnic land conflict between the Lendu and Alur in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
ZOMBO. Alur kingdom has taken a step to scrutinize and verify occupants of over 3,000 hectares of land belonging to the king after violent clashes erupted over the said land.
ZOMBO. Traditional chiefs across Alur kingdom have condemned what they termed as adulteration of the cherished Alur traditional songs.
ZOMBO. The Alur kingdom and Zombo district leadership have snubbed plans by the Office of the Prime Minister and the UNHCR to relocate the DRC refugees from Zombo district to an already existing settlement camp.
ZOMBO. It was a cultural rendition complete with folk dance, regalia and entertainment by school children as the Alur people turned up massively to mark the eighth anniversary of King Phillip Olarker Rauni at Yamu primary school in Zombo district.
Alestes Baremose fish species commonly referred to as Angara in West Nile region is a delicacy among the Alur speaking people in Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach districts.
ZOMBO. The delay by Zombo district local government to swear into office the newly elected village and parish chairpersons has caused anxiety among residents in most parts of the district.
ZOMBO. Atyak sub county local government has scratched from its scarce resourced to organize a learning trip for its farmers to enable them acquire basic knowledge specifically in tea growing.
The Alur are the biggest Nilotic people in the West Nile region mostly concentrated in the districts of Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach but also having a sizeable presence in Arua.
ZOMBO. Lovers of pork and other pig products will have to miss the delicacy until further notice after Zombo district local government imposed a temporary quarantine on.............
ZOMBO. Ayuveni Chiefdom known by its name Kaal Ayuveni on Tuesday celebrated the 1st coronation anniversary of its chief Rwoth Uledhire II with a call to the subjects to support their cultural..
ZOMBO. Paidha Black Angels (PBA) soccer club fans have expressed hope of watching their first-ever star times Uganda premier league home match at Barokoro stadium as its work progress nears completion.
ZOMBO. The Bishop of Nebbi Anglican diocese, Rt Rev Alphonse Wathokudi has urged warring parties in the controversial tea project in Zombo and parts of Nebbi district not to pick up arms
ZOMBO. Coffee buyers in Zombo have castigated their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for bringing into the market poor quality coffee
ZOMBO. The Community Livelihood Empowerment Initiative (COLEIN), a community-based organization (CBO) with its headquarters in Warr sub-county, Zombo district has resorted to prom.......
ZOMBO. The community empowerment for rural development (CEFORD) has launched a four-year youth educational initiative in business oriented farming dubbed 'Aradu Pi fur' project in Zombo district.
ZOMBO. The community empowerment for rural development (CEFORD) Zombo with funding from cooper-aid-Switzerland has donated cooking utensils to St Peter’s college Warr Girls’ and Aluka secondary schools in support of the schools’ feeding program.
ZOMBO/ARUA. Centenary rural development bank Paidha branch and West Nile Voice electricity connectivity committee yesterday separately made donations to support Zombo and all other West Nile district COVID-19 task forces respectively.
While Centenary bank donated over 3000 face masks and over 700 pairs of gloves among other medical protective gears worth over UGX 4 million to Zombo district COVID-19 taskforce, the West Nile Voice (WNV) donated food items worthy shs43 million to all the districts of the region.
The vice chairman of WNV electricity connectivity committee Mr Jackson Atima said the contributions came from members and well-wishers prominent among them; Mr Asega Aliga and the secretary general of NRM Ms Kasule Lumumba who contributed generously towards the cause.
In total, 400 bags of cassava flour and 27 bags of beans each of 100kg were purchased to be distributed to vulnerable people in all the 11 districts of the region.
Mr Andrew Kajoyingi, the Resident district commissioner Zombo and also the chairperson district taskforce received the items from the bank’s branch manager on Monday.
He commended Centenary bank for the support extended through its branches saying such an initiative is paramount in scaling up the work of the taskforce which is faced with a huge resource constraint.
“I’m appealing to partners and all people of good will to continue supporting us because we are faced with a huge challenge of providing fuel and other facilitations to the police and the army and also lack of food to feed those in quarantine”, he said.
Kajoyingi said it is the role of everyone to support the fight against COVID-19 as directed by the President.
Mr Vanancio Mpiirwe, the branch manager Centenary bank Paidha said the donation is part of the bank’s cooperate social responsibility and support to government efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Branch manager Centenary bank Paidha hands over the assorted medical items to the Medical Superintended Nyapea hospital.
He said the bank has taken other interventions as well to decongest the banking hall, through promotion of usage of alternative transaction channels like; cente-mobile, the automated teller machine (ATM), mobile money platforms and the numerous bank agents to access banking services.
“We are cautious of the health of our clients that is why we have also taken into account individual protection at the banking hall to avoid cross infections in of any”, he said.
He said much as restructuring the loans is tricky to the bank, the institution has gone ahead to do so for the wellbeing of its customers.
Dr Jammy Omara, the medical superintendent Nyapea hospital where the items were allocated said the donation is instrumental in preparing the hospital for any eventuality regarding the battle against corona virus.
He said the donation has come in handy since the health workers are at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic.
ZOMBO. Residents of Padea trading centre in Jangokoro Sub County, Zombo district on Wednesday afternoon locked horns with officials from the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)...
ZOMBO. Thousands of Christians from the Anglican faith on Wednesday thronged Goli, the headquarters of the Church of Uganda in Nebbi district to bid farewell to the Archbishop of Church of Uganda, the Most Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali.
ZOMBO. Until early the 2000s, Paidha town council in Zombo district was a lively town. Its life force was the Okoro Growers coffee processing plant located at Ayuda, about 1km west of the town.
ZOMBO. Zombo and Nebbi coffee nursery operators’ association has given the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) a 10-day ultimatum to clear their accumulated arrears since 2019.
ZOMBO.Over 50 Coffee nursery operators from Zombo and Nebbi districts have petitioned President Museveni over nonpayment of coffee seedlings they supplied in the financial year 2018/2019.
ZOMBO. Farmers in Zombo district have expressed worry over the continued coffee price fluctuation.
ZOMBO: Residents of Alangi Sub County in West Nile district of Zombo have expressed happiness following the opening of an access road and establishment of a market facility in the area.
ZOMBO. The Zombo district COVID-19 task force headed by the resident district commissioner has created three different markets from the known main market leaving vendors stranded as to where to take their food stuffs for sale.
Looming humanitarian crisis in the West Nile district of Zombo following influx of Congolese refugees into Uganda.
ZOMBO. As teachers struggle to supplement their remuneration which they claim is too meagre to make ends meet, the Zombo district education officer (DEO) Mr Nicholas...........
ZOMBO. Over 600 residents of Pakic clan in Atyak sub-county, Zombo district who were recently displaced by violent clashes over land have appealed to the government of Uganda to come to their aid.
ZOMBO. The District Police Commander (DPC) Zombo has directed all officers in the district who do not know how to ride motorcycles to learn with immediate effect.
ZOMBO/BUNIA. Congolese authorities have released three Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) workers operating in Zombo district after they were detained in Bunia central prison for 3 weeks...........
ZOMBO. Wild celebrations in Paidha town as thousands of Paidha Black Angels fans took to the streets in celebration of the entrance of their football club into Ugandas’ elite Premier league football.
ZOMBO. There were wild celebrations yesterday as a crowd of people from across all religious denominations lined up along Nebbi-Goli road to welcome their honoured Arch Bishop Emeritus...
ZOMBO. There were wild celebrations yesterday as a crowd of people from across all religious denominations lined up along Nebbi-Goli road to welcome their honoured Arch Bishop Emeritus Henry Luck Orombi home.
The Emeritus Arch Bishop of Church of Uganda was awarded Honorary Doctorate of divinity by Zoe life theological college-Philadelphia, the USA in recognition of his outstanding performance in shaping humanity through evangelization.
He was honoured alongside four other Ugandans from the Acholi sub-region during the award ceremony held at Serena Hotel in Kampala on Saturday last week.
The outspoken Arch Bishop Emeritus told the people who converged at his residence in Goli-Atida village that the award is not just his alone but for the whole of West Nile region.
“This is not my award alone, it is for all of us in the region because you people gave me the strength and support that made me reach where I am today”, he said.
He encouraged parents to support the education of their children because the challenge ahead of them is enormous and it is only through education they will be able to defend their land.
The Arch Bishop Emeritus urged the elders and local leaders to put a stop to night discos and film shows in their community on account of its dangers to the growing children who may get exposed to HIV/AIDS among others.
“My leaders please, stop night disco and anything that puts our children in danger because they are death traps and make sure as a parent you watch over your children with keenness”, he warned.
He said Beth-El children’s ministry, a project being run by the Emeritus’ wife has constructed a nursery and primary school which is supporting a number of children from the community to access quality education which will eventually transform the community.
Rev Ephraim Jagen, the Dean St Stephen’s Cathedral who spoke on behalf of other Rev. Pastors from Nebbi Anglican diocese congratulated the Arch Bishop Emeritus upon the award and appealed to the people to be grateful to God for the things He does in their lives.
Residents line up along the road to welcome the former Arch Bishop.
“Some people do not receive their blessings because they are ungrateful to God and one thing you must know is that whatever God has for you is in store awaiting its time and God’s time is always the best”, he said.
Arch Bishop Emeritus Henry Luke Orombi served as Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala from 2004 until his retirement in December 2012, two years earlier than expected. He was succeeded by Stanley Ntagali who is also seeking early retirement.
Orombi was educated at Bishop Tucker Theological College which today is known as Uganda Christian University, in Mukono, Uganda, where he received a Diploma in Theology, and St John's College, Nottingham, in England, where he attained a Bachelor of Divinity degree.
Before becoming Archbishop, he served as the diocesan youth officer in Moyo and Adjumani district in West Nile region from 1979 until 1986. He then served as Archdeacon at Goli in Nebbi district from 1987 until 1993. From 1993 until 2003, he served as the Bishop of Nebbi diocese.
ZOMBO. The Alur subjects in Atyak sub-county were on Thursday filled with excitement as the state minister for Northern Uganda Ms Grace Freedom Kwiyocwiny handed....
ZOMBO. As Paidha town council leadership ponders on the next move to rid the town of street kids menace, authorities have pointed out family instabilities and irresponsible.....
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