• Okoro coffee growers’ union establishes irrigation scheme

    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 stakeholders advised on illegal firearms

    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 Women demand for Adult Literacy Skills

    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.


  • 119 youths acquire modern agricultural skills

    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.


  • 200 FAL learners graduate after 10 months training

    ZOMBO. At least 200 Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) learners graduated in Jangokoro sub-county Zombo district on Friday.


  • A primary school teacher on the run for defiling and impregnating a pupil

    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.


  • Accumulated Garbage chocks Paidha town dwellers

    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.


  • Acoro village, where the taste for clean water is no more

    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.


  • AFARD, Self Help Africa phase out Manzo program

    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.


  • Alur mark 8 years of King Phillip Olarker Rauni’s coronation

    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.


  • Angara Fish: The Alur Delicacy

    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.


  • Anxiety as lower local council swearing in delays

    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.


  • Atyak sub county farmers tipped on tea growing

    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.


  • Atyak Wi Nam and the Alur royals

    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.


  • Ayuveni Chiefdom rallies for support as it celebrates 1 year of existence

    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..


  • Barokoro stadium works excite fans

    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.


  • Buyers to reject poor quality coffee from DRC

    ZOMBO. Coffee buyers in Zombo have castigated their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for bringing into the market poor quality coffee


  • CBO set for charity run to conserve environment

    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.......


  • CEFORD launches a four year business oriented farming project in Zombo

    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.


  • CEFORD supports Warr Girls, Aluka SS feeding program

    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.


  • Chaos in Padea as UCDA enforces quality guidelines

    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)...


  • Christians throng Church to bid Archbishop farewell

    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.


  • Coffee Growers Union to revive processing plant

    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.


  • Coffee nursery operators petition President Museveni over non-payment of supplies

    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.


  • Coffee price fluctuation worries farmers

    ZOMBO. Farmers in Zombo district have expressed worry over the continued coffee price fluctuation.


  • Community access road, market excites Zombo residents

    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.


  • Congolese Refugees Flee Into Uganda

    Looming humanitarian crisis in the West Nile district of Zombo following influx of Congolese refugees into Uganda.


  • District Police Commander directs officers to learn riding

    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.


  • DR Congo releases four Ugandans from Bunia prison

    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...........


  • Euphoria hits Paidha town as Paidha Black Angels clinches Premier League football

    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.


  • Excited Nebbi Christians welcome Arch Bishop Emeritus Henry Luke Orombi

    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.

    Residents2 17 07 19Residents 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.


  • Farmers in loss as hailstone devastates Zombo

    ZOMBO. Farmers in Nyapea sub-county, Zombo district are counting losses after a heavy rain characterized by hailstones devastated their fields destroying hundreds of acres of crops and....


  • Five houses torched in Zombo revenge attack

    ZOMBO. At least 5 houses were on Wednesday evening set ablaze in Ujebu village, Lendu parish, Zeu sub-county in Zombo district in a revenge attack.


  • Foot and mouth disease on decline

    ZOMBO. Zombo district is registering significant decline in new infections of foot and mouth disease which ravaged the district late last month, officials have revealed.


  • Former Archbishop calls for ban on sachet waragi

    ZOMBO. The retired Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Henry Luke Orombi has called upon government to ban the sale and consumption of sachet alcohol.


  • FUFA charges PBA of improper conduct and hooliganism

    ZOMBO. The Federation of Ugandan Football Association – FUFA’s competitions disciplinary panel has issued a sermon letter charging Paidha Black Angels - PBA Fc of hooliganism and........


  • Gen. Ali Backs Move to Tarmac Nebbi-Zombo-Arua Road

    Roads are the cheapest means of transport in West Nile but traveling on the 120km Nebbi-Zombo-Vurra road is a nightmare for residents.


  • Girls trained in making reusable sanitary pads

    ZOMBO. At least 150 school girls and dropouts in Paidha town council have received skills in making liquid soap and reusable sanitary pads.


  • Gov’t launches shs33.3bn poverty alleviation program

    ZOMBO. The government of Uganda through the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched the Climate Resilient Livelihood Opportunities for Women Economic Empowerment (CRWEE) program in West Nile and Karamoja sub-regions.


  • Gov’t vows to resolve West Nile power challenge

    ZOMBO. The government of Uganda has come up with three strategies aimed at getting a lasting solution to the irregular power supply in West Nile region.


  • Grand children causing high dependency burden- parents cry out

    ZOMBO. Grand-parents have decried high dependency burden culminating from their daughters’ broken marriages and illegitimate children.


  • Health facility in-charge arrest over death of baby

    ZOMBO. The police in Zombo have detained the in-charge of Warr health center III in Zombo district as three others got released on police bond over alleged negligence of duty that led to the death of a baby during delivery.


  • Increasing coffee theft worries farmers

    ZOMBO. Seasonal theft of coffee from farmers' plantations has left many counting losses in Zombo district.


  • Increasing malaria cases worrying Zombo medics

    ZOMBO. Health workers in Zombo district have expressed worry over the escalating malaria positivity rate which they say has hit epidemic level.


  • It is only the confused who don't believe in Virgin Mary - Bishop

    ZOMBO. Our Lady of Assumption Paidha Catholic Parish on Wednesday celebrated its parish day graced with a Holy Mass attended by thousands of catholic faithful.


  • Jubilation as FUFA official inspects Barokoro stadium

    ZOMBO. There was jubilation in Paidha town on Tuesday morning as the Federation of Ugandan Football Association (FUFA) official inspected stadium development at Barokoro to ascertain the suitability of Paidha Black Angels FC...


  • Kebu people urged to value culture


    ZOMBO. Mr Ephraim Waringu, the Thebiz of Kebu Rigangi has urged his subjects to value culture and speak their language.


  • Kidnapped 11-year old girl reunites with her family

    ZOMBO. The human rights and social justice desk officer at Life Concern (LICO), Ms Stella Biryema has cautioned parents against disregard to the safety of their children in the wake increasing...


  • Lack of perimeter wall threatens Oturgang PS girls’ security

    ZOMBO. Lack of perimeter wall at Oturgang girls’ primary school in Paidha town council, Zombo district has continued to cause fear of possible cases of insecurity at the school, officials have said.


  • Leaders condemn hooliganism in sports

    ZOMBO. Leaders from the sub-counties of Warr, Atyak, Alangi and Zeu have expressed concern over the recent attack on fans from Zeu during a football match.


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