A report by the Inspectorate of Government implicates the officers for the irregular procurement of Contractors for sub-projects of Alibabito primary school and staff house construction worth Shillings 424,200,000, Obongi Health Center Four General Ward and staff house worth Shillings 760 million and District Production Office Block worth Shillings 2.015 Billion.
An estimated 5,000 pastoralists, mainly from the Karamoja region, entered the north with over 10,000 livestock. The region also had an influx of pastoral communities from South Sudan and Kenya, who entered through the West Nile and Karamoja borders.
According to reports from the district authorities, the fresh floods were triggered after River Nile banks expanded its banks by nearly half a kilometer following two weeks of heavy rainfall in West Nile.
While congratulating Fungaroo upon his nomination, the Obongi Returning Officer the Gilbert Meru warned him against putting the lives of his supporters and the people of Obongi at risk by organizing rallies.
The victims are from the three villages of Namusambya, Town East and Kilamin neighbouring Obongi Ferry landing site. They sought temporary shelter at the school after their homes were submerged by the floods.
Over 30 candidates are vying for various political positions in Obongi district alone. But several of them have lodged complaints indicating that their supporters are facing harassment from security teams commanded by the Resident District Commissioner Gore Goffin.
The road was recently worked on by UNRA. However, Instead of marram, the contractor's poured tonnes of muddy soil, which made the road slippery. One driver of a truck broke his arm after his vehicle veered off the muddy road.
Fungaroo, who is currently rallying grassroots support for the party in West Nile, Acholi and Lango regions told the press over the weekend that the UPDF brigade in West Nile and Gulu have been involved in secret meetings in Koboko and Arua with key agenda on how to remove him from Obongi constituency.
The event was celebrated belatedly due to the absence of development and Refugee Agencies who play a key role in the development of the district and empowerment of women in the refugee and host communities.
“If the people of Palorinya Sub County wish to belong to another district, there is a process to be followed to change the boundaries of a district. Before this process is completed, Palorinya Sub County will continue to be under and getting services from Obongi district local government…,” reads the letter.
Lilly Kareyo Duku, the Obongo LC 5 chairperson, says the presence of the security personnel in Palorinya was necessary since there had been eminent threats directed at local leaders and officials from Obongi visiting the area.
The meeting follows reports of an attack against Obongi county MP Fungaroo Hassan Kaps, allegedly by a group of people opposed to the creation of Obongi district. The district, which was carved out of Moyo, became operational on July 1, 2019.