Arua Beautification Exercise Launched

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The Mayor of Arua, Charles Asiki this morning flagged off a weeklong campaign to beautify Arua Municipality by making it cleaner and greener. Launching the campaign this morning at the Mayor's Garden, Asiki said some of the planned activities including tree planting, community outreaches on sanitation and talkshows to educate the residents on their role in making Arua clean. The Mayor says the campaign is also aimed getting rid of diseases like cholera and dysentery that have been having frequent and annual outbreaks in the municipality due to unhygienic conditions. Several people including civil servants, politicians, school children, business people, motorists, cyclists and visitors are participating in the clean up exercise. Pupils of Arua Hill Primary School, who have been participating in the campaign, say they want a cleaner Arua to prevent communicable diseases like cholera: //Cue in: iBy names am called #i Cue out: i# avoid some diseases.i// Public Service Announcement, promoting a cleaner, greener and more beautiful Arua, are also airing on the local FM stations. Interestingly but also strangely, since the year began, no cases of cholera have been reported in the municipality, mainly due to the increased sensitization on cleanliness.


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David Rupiny
In his own words, David Rupiny says, "I am literally a self-trained journalist with over 12 years of experience. Add the formative, student days then I can trace my journalism roots to 1988 when as a fresher in Ordinary Level I used to report for The Giraffe News at St Aloysius College Nyapea in northern Uganda.

In addition to URN for which I have worked for five years now, I have had stints at Radio Paidha, Radio Pacis, Nile FM and KFM. I have also contributed stories for The Crusader, The New Vision and The Monitor. I have also been a contributor for international news organisations like the BBC and Institute for War and Peace Reporting. I am also a local stringer for Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

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