John Choko, the speaker for Longaroe sub-county, says that unknown people have been destroying and stealing signposts for both government and non-governmental organizations installed in his sub-county.
Until his elevation, he was the sub-Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Kotido and had served in a number of positions in both Karamoja and North Karamoja Dioceses, including Archdeacon, Theological College Principal, Diocesan Secretary, and parish priest.
Bishop-elect Eibu, a Comboni priest born in Lwala, Kalaki district in Soroti Catholic Diocese, was appointed by Pope Francis on November 2022 to replace Bishop Giuseppe Filipe whose retirement was accepted upon reaching the mandatory age limit of 75 years
The Karamojong elders note that whereas the leadership of Kapelebyong has taken extreme measures to address the conflict, as Elders they want a peaceful measure of co-existence with the neighboring districts.
William Loturukana, the Central division councilor, and his Longaroe sub-county counterpart, Patrick Lokolimoe Korobe contested the appointments claiming the district chairperson had a conflict of interest.
John Bosco Akore, the church member and secretary Kotido Elders council said they believe the newly appointed bishop will be able bridge the relationship between Karamojong and the neighboring regions like Teso.
In May this year, the elders in Kotido district had requested 2,800 acres of land to start a joint commercial farming that they believe would be a solution to end hunger in the region. Already three clans have submitted to the call with each having offered 200 acres of land for cultivation.
Although the Karimojong walked naked in the past, they have in recent years adopted a traditional garb; an equally short outfit, which, however, is not tight and also not ideal for the office environment because it is designed with beads and ornament.
The Elders' council resolved to pick fifty youth from each of the 14 clans in Kotido district, to constitute the special battalion whose mission is to go and capture the warriors hiding in the jungle, for handing over to the government for legal action.