The Finance Committee Chairperson, Komakech Geoffrey Okumu, says that they discovered that the UPE capitation grant released in the 4th quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year did not reach eight schools without clear explanation prompting them to order a special audit.
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.
Auma Pamela Peace, a resident of Kirombe in Lira city was among the ghost beneficiaries listed to have got the consignments but after investigation, it was found out that she does not know about the project since she hails from Lira district yet her number was registered in the names of Okema Vincent under Laguti sub-county in Pader district.
According to District Secretary for Health Justine Ocen, out of the total 810 teachers in the district, 638 had by the end of last week been vaccinated against COVID-19, with 192 already having received both the first and second jab.
Tito Brilliant, the Pajule Urban Town Council LC III Chairperson, says that while in the ward the creditors ordered patients out with intentions of impounding
mattresses and beds that they would later auction to recover their money.
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.
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 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.
David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says while carrying out the illegal act, Malimu and Oyet allegedly arrested one person for not wearing a facemask something that caused scuffle between the duo and the crowd at the scene.