Kagona says they still expect more aspirants to pick up nominations, which are just three days away. The electoral commission has scheduled May 12 and 13 for the nomination of candidates at Omoro District Council hall.
Terrence Odonga from the Forum for Democratic Change, however, told URN in an interview that he will not step down in favor of Oulanyah’s son since Omoro County is not a Chiefdom for hereditary leadership.
According to Mawa, Oulanyah's family members had earlier fronted the deceased's son, Andrew Ojok to contest as a replacement for his father. He notes that as members of the Puranga clan, they have scheduled a meeting with all aspirants on Friday this week to come out with a common position.
Oulanyah’s body arrived aboard a Uganda People’s Defense Air Forces-UPDAF chopper that landed at exactly 6 Pm at Lalogi Primary school playground and was welcomed by Acholi Traditional dancers performing the royal Bwola Dance.
District Chairpersons from the region under their umbrella body, the Joint Acholi Sub-Region Leaders Forum during a meeting last month unanimously resolved to hold a special council session to honor Oulanyah.
On Tuesday, Chelimo wrote a circular to all the Town Councils and Sub counties to make a contribution of 500,000 Shillings and 300,000 Shillings respectively as condolences for the burial of Oulanyah. He said that the contribution should be separate from the current community contribution being made and be channelled through the Chief Finance Officer.
Peter Douglas Okello, Omoro District Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Thursday that they expect the road works to be completed before the arrival of Oulanyah’s body in the district next week.
The team embarked on the works shortly after President Museveni made commitments to support the construction of Oulanyah’s unfinished village home on Thursday. The president had met with representatives of the Greater North Parliamentary Forum at State House Nakasero.
Venancio Okello, the Omoro District Health Educator says health Workers in the various Sub-counties collected more than 2,000 sputum samples during the campaign but the majority of samples are yet to be tested for TB.
People began thronging the deceased's ancestral village soon after the announcement to condole with his parents, family members, and relatives who were gathered at the home. And, many of the mourners, mostly his relatives and parents called for more clarity on their son’s death, saying until the time of his death, they were kept in the dark about his condition.
Douglas Peter Okello Okao, the Omoro District LC V Chairperson told URN in an interview that the Local Government Ministry through the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda –DINU Project trained the staff on how to use IRAS but that the training was inadequate.
Michael Odur, a resident of Labworomor village in Akwang, says that caring for the children affected by the nodding condition since the closure of the treatment centers has become an uphill task for him and the entire family due to resource constraints.
The roads that have so far been rehabilitated include 33km Bobi Frontiers – Awor to Ongako, 0.5km Opit to Awor at a tune of 250 million for gravelling under the low-cost ceiling, 8.9km Lakwatomer- Abole-Abili at a tune of 48 million, 8.7km Lalogi-Bario at a tune of 50 million shillings. Others include, 40km Abili-Abwoch to Wii Tochi and Opit to Awor rehabilitated under the district discretionary equalization grant-DDEG. Other roads earmarked for rehabilitation in the next financial year include 7.8km Lakwatomer- Palenga to Keto in Lakwana Sub County and 8km Abole-Lujo Awinyo -Lagwer Dola road.
The most affected roads categorized with deep potholes, broken culverts and bridges include 14km Bobi-Wii Lacic, 14.9km Palenga to Ongako, 8km Bobi-Okwii to Lii Sub County in Nwoya district, 8km Walter Ochora road, 39km Acet-Loyo ajonga to Labora, 10km Bobi-Opaya to Hiima and 60-meter long Hiima bridge which connects Keto- Awor in Lakwana Sub County. Omoro district has a total of 303km roads under its management and 581 under the management of the various sub counties.
According to Okello who heads the resource mobilization committee, they opted for Don Bosco Atede because they have the facilities needed by the health department and also do not have any candidates who are easting examinations this year.