Joel Aita, the consulting Engineer Joadah Consultant who oversees the progress of the works, says once ready the facility will be able to handle produce from Acholi, W. Nile and DRC due to its capacity.
The assessment led by the Assistant Town Clerk comes a month after reports that a sizeable number of residents in the Municipality is starving because of the disruption caused by lockdowns to contain the spread of coronavirus disease. Some of them had mobilized to
Nelson Dada, the Chairman General Arua main market, says all efforts were made to persuade the vendors to relocate in vain. He said some of the vendors resorted to vulgar language and insults whenever they asked them to vacate the roadside.
In Rutoma village, only 200 out of 600 registered voters appeared at the polling station. However, 20 of these were not found in the register and were denied the chance to vote. In Bwikaraga village, the register shows that only 43 out of 200 registered voters turned up for voting, a scenario also seen in Rwengoma A1 West Division, where 122 out of 402 voters turned up.
Addressing the media on Thursday, the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, said that the elections will be preceded by the update of the National Voters Register from 5th to 9th July at the 65 polling stations in the municipality.
NRM Vice Chairman for northern region Sam Engola made the request during the burial of the slain Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga and his brother Saidi Butele Kongo. Engola noted that often, late campaigns cost the ruling party.
Chaotic scenes erupted in the town last evening upon the arrival of the casket of the fallen legislator together with his brother and bodyguard Said Buga Kongo Butele. The two were gunned down by unknown assailants in Kawanda Wakiso district on Friday.
The development follows the Memorandum of Understanding signed last month between the Ministry of Local Government and Arua Municipal Council for the construction of the Market under the second phase of the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Project MATIP II.
Speaking at the same meeting, Martin Adroa, an elder from Ayivu County, observed that Arua municipality is a metropolitan town, which accommodates people of different backgrounds and ethnicities. He cautioned the leaders in the municipality against playing the religious and ethnic cards, saying this can destroy the mindset of the young generation and lead to chaos.
Abiriga does not have an advanced level certificate, the minimum education requirement for anyone contesting for a parliamentary seat. Instead he has a collection of certificates from various institutions which, according to his critics, cannot be equated to the A-level certificate.
Godfrey Alionzi, the municipal council engineer says in the next six months, authorities will be implementing the program which involves working on the roads and building the abattoir which will be located in River Oli division in Arua municipality. The roads to be constructed are Enyau road, Lemerijoa road and Iddi Amin road.