But in their sensitization, the soldiers sometimes fail to answer technical questions from the communities whose members are eager to know what the aerial survey will bring to their tables. The communities ask of their entitlements in the mining sector and why the planes are flying at lower altitude.
Ben Peter Loburo, the LC III chairperson of Iriiri Sub County in Napak district feels that the creation of more constituencies is a burden to a taxpayer. Loburo argues that the idea of the constituency was premised on a plan to draw geographical boundaries on the basis of the tribes in the area.
Moroto Chief Administrative Officer, Charles Kumakech Olubo, says the sanctions and rewards committee of the District and Management will recognize the health workers as routine motivation in Public Service.
The money, according to the Chief Administrative Officer Charles Komakech Olubo will be used for field visits, monitoring the movement of the desert locusts, community sensitization and enhancing reporting mechanisms.
The Abim Resident District Commissioner, Samuel Mpimbaza Ashaka has blamed the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease across the two districts to rampant theft of livestock, which escalates the spread of the disease. He asked local leaders to effectively enforce the quarantine.
Mbaagwa was arrested by the State House Anti- Corruption Unit from his office this morning after he allegedly failed to turn up for questioning last month. Napak District Police Commander Michael Ongica told URN that the CAO had been summoned in connection to allegations of corruption, diversion of government funds and embezzlement involving nine other officials from Alebtong District.
In a meeting between Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, the head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and district officials, Abdullah Maziwa, Secretary Works and Technical Services in Moroto District Council asked the unit to investigate both the contractor and Ministry of Gender.
Nakalema noted that her visit was informed by several complaints especially regarding issues at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital and boreholes that were allegedly not drilled. Other concerns were illegal recruitment of staff, misplaced priorities affecting smooth operations in the hospital and procurement-related issues.
Tension was already high by Monday evening when official communication came in indicating that the team would be meeting Moroto District Officials today. By 12:30pm, Moroto Chamber Hall, the venue for the meeting was almost empty as officers scattered to make consultations in small groups of three to five people.
Moroto Municipal Town Clerk, Isaiah Tumwesigye says that the interdiction was served to restore sanity in the institution of government adding that a number of cases of indiscipline by staff members in the Municipality have been recorded over time without any punitive action.
Kenyatta and his host Yoweri Museveni will be in Moroto to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cross border integrated programs for sustainable and socio-economic transformation of Karamoja, Turkana and Pokot communities.
In a letter written on Monday and addressed to the Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija through their association, Uganda Local Government Association, ULGA, the local governments have expressed concerns over what they term as increasing unfavorable operating environment resulting from the on-going fiscal reforms. They note that the reforms have for long constrained their performance as constitutionally mandated.
The market was under Nadunget Sub County until April, this year, when the Local Government Ministry merged 20 new villages from the neighbouring sub-counties with the municipality. However, the two sub-counties had earlier agreed to allow the operations of the market to continue in the same location pending council resolutions.
The two communities have been fighting over the administrative boundary since 2002 when mining activities commenced in Moroto. The contested areas include Rata village which is a base for DAO Marble Limited and Musupo and Nakiloro parishes which have vast mineral deposits especially marble, limestone and gold.
On Friday, John Vianney Lutaaya, the Principal Staff Surveyor in the Lands Ministry who accompanied the minister to the dialogue, said they were planning to travel to Moroto. Without divulging more, the officer said he would explain all the delays on arrival to Moroto.
The education sector received an additional 500 million Shillings from the 5.2 billion Shillings appropriated in the current financial year, while administration, which is currently at 4.5 billion Shillings has been raised to 5.6 billion Shillings in the next financial year.