Martin Atuka, the NUSAF III Community Monitoring Group Chairperson in Agago District says out of the 136 members of the group, only 85 actively engaged in working on-site yet the executive leaders claimed to have paid all members.
Local leaders in the district reveal that unspecified heads of cattle have been stolen in recent months in several sub-counties bordering the Karamoja region from farmers who normally leave animals to graze on their own.
According to Oryem, a truck loaded with charcoal that was impounded on Sunday night from Adilang Sub-county and briefly kept at Adilang Police post and later Patongo Central Police station has mysteriously disappeared.
Willy Choowoo, a member of the pressure group, said they made a walk of about 5 miles in only one village (Bul Ayita) and discovered that all kinds of trees on between 10-20 acres of land were cut down for charcoal burning within a space of six months.
Joel Ogal 54, the LCV Councilor for Lapono sub-county was arrested on Friday from Kalongo Town Council. He is accused of raping a female resident of Akado West Parish in Kalongo Town Council who had gone to seek medical attention from his clinic on Thursday.
The Agago district Chief Administrative Officer, Fred Kalyesubula, in a notice to the public and the applicants, suspended the exercise till further notice due to the expiration of term of service of two incumbent members.
“You can not hold credible elections by stopping one part of the country from campaigning and allowing the other parts to continue," Prof Ogenga Latigo said. "This send a very wrong image of the entire elections because the laws say free and fair elections and in whose judgement would it be that it is fair to suspend campaigns in some places and other continues.”
John Rex Aachilla, the Kaabong Resident District Commissioner told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that peace committees have been instrumental in curbing cattle theft in Karamoja, which Acholi leaders should emulate.