According to Col. (Rtd) Obwoya, the firm commenced operating illegally without signing any memorandum of understanding with the lower local government and the district although they claim of having an agreement with the community members.
According to Odongo, he ordered the arrest of the suspects after receiving a complaint from the Paiula Sub County LC V councillor, Ballex Okello who was approached by farmers in his constituency who sought his intervention in the fraudulent acts.
Geoffrey Oyet, the Director of Bright Line Enterprises, who also doubles as the Association Chairperson, says that they resolved to increase the prices of their services and products including printing, scanning and photocopying due to a hike in the cost of raw materials by between 10 to 15 percent in the past few months.
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.
RDC Dusman Okee ordered for the arrest of the three who were instantly picked up by armed personnel and taken to Pader Central Police Station where they had their statements recorded on allegations and sabotaging government programs.
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 PACMECs General Manager Isaac Odong says since the onset of the dry season in October last year the wild bushfires fires have caused unprecedented damage to electricity infrastructure, mainly electric poles and transmission wires.