The District LC V Chairperson, Rtd. Col Obwoya Fearless tabled the motion during the council on Wednesday chaired by the speaker, Ottober Wellborn Odia to allocate the land to UIA was seconded by his Finance, Planning and Administration Secretary, Lawino Nancy.
Ray Charles Okwir, the councillor representing Pader Sub County says that the decision is in response to the government's request for land to establish industrial parks in different parts of the country. The offered land covers part of the six villages of Agora, Biwang, Lalwal West, Lalwal East Lakwee and Lapeny in Kilak Parish, Pader Sub County.
Okee pronounced the suspension of the district COVID-19 task force engagements during a meeting held at the district headquarters on Thursday. He said that the task force members can only reconvene after all their dues have been fully paid.
They were contracted by the COVID 19 Taskforce to provide meals and security services for patients admitted at Kilak Corner Technical Institute which was gazetted as an isolation and treatment centre last year.
The Pajule Town Council UCIII Chairperson Tito Brilliant Okello says the affected groups benefited from the NUSAF III program three years ago, but to their dismay they have not yet received their money despite having fully implemented the program.
Anthony who was a cook and cleaner says their pay had been delayed due to unknown reasons, and says they remain in suspense because no information is given to them over when they will be paid and since their appointment letters were never issued to them.
Mwaka says the matter came to the limelight after residents reported to the authorities indicating that a team of officials from Aswa Ranch made an incursion into Tiima village where they are developing part of the land without providing locals and area leaders with adequate notification.