The Local Government Public Accounts Committee is the statutory organ of every District established by the Local Government Act as part of government effort to make the management of public affairs transparent and less prone to abuse by both elected and appointed officers.
Stella Angolere, one of the passengers told URN that Shillings paid 50,000 from Kampala to Moroto but had no seat. Angolere says she stood almost all the way because she wanted to reach home. Moses Odeke, another passenger on Gateway Bus from Soroti to Moroto, says some conductors have taken advantage of the season to exploit passengers
Funded by the Islamic Development Bank and government of Uganda, the 75 billion Shillings has been used to facilitate construction of health centres, schools in each Sub County and extend loans to individuals and groups and granted scholarships to several students in secondary and higher institutions of learning.
Anatoli Katungwensi, the Kotido District Police Commander confirms the incident describing it as a terrible tragedy. He explains that due to a reported theft of solar panels at Napei Primary school, the police had sought to deploy to guard the gadgets.
Forty-three suspected Karimojong warriors who fled disarmament a decade ago have voluntarily surrendered to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) in Kaabong district. This brings the number of warriors surrendering to 59 after 16 others recently handed themselves in to the army.