Omukat joined the group that dragged the government to court in 2010 over the losses incurred during turbulent times in Teso. But they are yet to receive compensation despite incurring more costs in the pursuit of justice. He says that on average, he has spent more than five million Shillings.
Currently, the main access road (Omabor Road) that connects Kalaki and Kaberamaido remains cut off since 2020 while major roads connecting some sub-counties in the three districts have also remained inaccessible.
Andrew Omiat, a member of the National Council in the Uganda People’s Congress-UPC, says that while it is good to have more Iteso in ministerial positions, the ministers should be conscious of the challenges ahead.
Geoffrey Omolo, the Katakwi District LC V Chairperson says the new appointments indicate more trust in the region. “I want to thank President Museveni for acknowledging the support Teso gave him in the last election. It shows confidence to the region and proof of our capabilities to serve the country”, he said.
Obodo, then the head of the VIP protection unit at the president's office had been at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport awaiting Obote's return from Singapore where he had gone to attend a Commonwealth conference when he learned of a military coup in Uganda.
In a statement through the Prime Minister, Iteso Cultural Union, Augustine Omare, Emorimor said that the Teso region has many issues that need a united force to address, adding that this can only be achieved when all leaders in the region unite for a common cause.
This election, which marks the final national electoral activity under the Roadmap for General Elections 2021, is expected to take place in 2,190 Sub Counties, Town Councils and Municipal Divisions, located in 135 districts. There will no elections in the 10 cities and Kampala Capital City.
Amuriat argues that there need to compensate those who lost lives during the insurgency. He also argues that the auxiliary force of the UPDF needs to be appreciated for the effort in restoring security in the region.
Several bars in Soroti, the major town in the region and trading centres in other rural communities have been decongested after the authorities discontinued drinking in groups. Ajon, also known as Malwa, is used to celebrate social, cultural and traditional functions in Teso.
Christine Apolot, the district chairperson of Kumi observes that DPAC work is being frustrated by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament which she notes, sometimes disregards recommendations from DPACs or sideline them in their work. She wants DPACs re- empowered and their roles respected by other bodies in accountability sector.