Kasolo issued the directive in Kadungulu Town Council after the applicants of PDM accused Samson Emunot, the Community Development Officer (CDO) of Kadungulu sub-county, and other leaders of extortion.
Damali Nachuha, the East Kyoga Regional Police Commander confirmed that investigations are underway but refrained from divulging specifics. Nachuha stated that both the police and other security agencies have taken keen interest in the matter and will update the public on progress.
Moses Tibamwagaine, an Engineering Assistant working on the project through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) says that the completion of the project is dependent on the availability of funds from the ministry.
During the Barraza, the Minister learned that the community members had been told to pay money by the SACCO leaders, the Parish Development Committees, and some LCI Chairpersons to enable them to access PDM funds.
Adoa who doubles as the Serere Woman Member of Parliament was enraged when she heard that the PDM cash had been paid to ghost beneficiaries in Osokotoit and Aisin A villages. The Minister’s anger flared when she heard that the PDM committee sidelined two villages of Okulukulun and Atapar while selecting beneficiaries for funding.
Bernard Odikor, the Kagwara Town Council LC3 Chairperson says that his community has not benefitted from the facility since it was constructed. He says that the facility is a ghost project, which he notes could have benefitted individuals.
Those who drowned include two brothers; Justin Odeke and Martin Ikwapu, and another, Joseph Malinga- all residents of Alilimkipi Village in Kadungulu sub-county. The trio reportedly went to fish with the condemned boat and illegal fishing gears- the monofilament when their boat capsized on Sunday night.
Florence Adongo, 47, a member of CDC in Ogobai Cell, Kidetok Town Council in Serere district says that the revelation to go to Ethiopia came to the Church last year through some of the leaders whom she declined to mention.
Speaking shortly after the declaration of Emmanuel Omoding, an independent candidate as the newly elected Member of Parliament for Serere County by the electoral commission, Odoi said that the loss is a lesson to the party to organize better in the future.
Omoding, the son of the former MP Patrick Okabe emerged as the winner of the hotly contested race with 15,638 votes, beating four other contenders. He was followed by the NRM’s Phillip Oucor with 13,206 votes and Alice Alaso of the Alliance for National Transformation who had 3,335 votes.
Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, who has also pitched camp in Serere, says that the additional deployment is met to help reduce security incidents before, during, and after polls on Thursday.
Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine arrived in Serere town on Monday evening for the last rally in Serere town that attracted the youthful voters who have been longing to see and interact with the music artist now turned politician.
Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, says that the security personnel will be conducting foot patrols and other security operations to ensure that the Thursday polls are peaceful, free, and fair for all the candidates.