• 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 leaders welcome National coffee Bill 2018

    ZOMBO. Zombo district leadership has welcomed the proposed National coffee Bill 2018 that seeks to punish farmers who neglect their coffee plantations.


  • 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.


  • 23 captured, 12 killed, 1 soldier missing after raid on UPDF detach in Zombo

    ZOMBO. The Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers on Saturday launched another operation to locate one of their colleagues.


  • 28 quarantined in Zombo after crossing to DRC border market

    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).


  • 5 years later, Zombo town council office block remains at slab level

    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.


  • A decade long journey of King Philip Olarker Rauni III

    ZOMBO. Ascending to the throne of his predecessor and grandfather in 2010, Ubimo Phillip Olarker Rauni III had a huge task ahead to pump in new energy and interest his subjects to show more love and loyalty to the kingdom.


  • 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.


  • All set for the 9th coronation anniversary of Alur King

    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.


  • Alur king offers 20 acres of land for settling tribal conflict victims

    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.


  • Alur king tasks government to save his displaced subjects in DRC

    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.


  • Alur kingdom anniversary: The kings' rallying cry for commercial agriculture will soon pay dividends

    AGRICULTURE. In 2015, tea growing was revamped in Alur kingdom after a rallying call from his majesty Phillip Olarker Rauni III, the King as an initiative to supplement coffee growing as the second main cash crop in the kingdom.


  • Alur kingdom condemns clashes over king’s land

    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.


  • Alur kingdom officials furious over vulgar chants during traditional dances

    ZOMBO. Traditional chiefs across Alur kingdom have condemned what they termed as adulteration of the cherished Alur traditional songs.


  • Alur kingdom rejects plans to relocate refugees

    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.


  • Alur Kingdom to scientifically celebrate King’s coronation anniversary

    ZOMBO. Alur kingdom is set to celebrate the 10th coronation anniversary of His Royal Majesty Phillip Olarker Rauni III, the King of the Alur people.


  • 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.


  • Authorities shut down pork joints, impose quarantine amidst African swine fever threats

    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.............


  • 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.


  • Bishop calls for truce as warring parties aim accusations at each other over contentious tea project

    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


  • 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.


  • Centenary bank, Voice of West Nile extend support to COVID-19 taskforces

    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.

    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

    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.


  • 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.


  • Clients shun famous Zombo hotel over Chinese COVID-19 cases

    ZOMBO. The proprietor of the famous Daudi courts hotel in Paidha town, Zombo district has said his hotel business is at the brink of collapse even after the government eased a number of restrictions on COVID-19 preventive measures including re-opening of hotels across the country.


  • 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 give the government 10 day ultimatum to clear arrears

    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.


  • 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.


  • Confusion as COVID-19 task force decongests Paidha main market

    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.


  • Congolese Refugees Flee Into Uganda

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


  • COVID-19 hampers celebrations at Zombo nomination venue

    ZOMBO. The nomination of candidates for various elective positions in Zombo district was unusual as contenders turned up for the exercise with only two supporters contrary to the cheerful crowd that used to accompany candidates in the previous nomination exercises.


  • DEO wants elusive teachers to quit

    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...........


  • Displaced Pakic residents cry out for help

    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.


  • 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.