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Kapelebyong District Council Approves New Constituency :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kapelebyong District Council Approves New Constituency

Francis Akorikin, the LC V Chairperson of Kapelebyong District, emphasized the unique circumstances of Kapelebyong, located on the border with Karamoja.
Kapelebyong DLG Headquarters.
The Kapelebyong district council, in a session on Friday, resolved to establish a new constituency. The council officially endorsed the formation of the Acowa constituency, thereby increasing the number of constituencies in the district to two.

The proposal for the creation of the Acowa Constituency was presented by Miriam Atia, the leader of government business, and received unanimous support from the council members. Francis Akorikin, the LC V Chairperson of Kapelebyong District, emphasized the unique circumstances of Kapelebyong, located on the border with Karamoja. 

He highlighted specific concerns related to security matters and service delivery, citing these as reasons necessitating additional representation in Parliament.

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Considering the recent election roadmap, the Electoral Commission has outlined plans to establish more administrative units before the 2026 general elections. One of the prerequisites for an area to qualify as a constituency is a population exceeding 40,000 people.

Official sources indicate that the proposed Acowa Constituency, comprising Acowa sub-county, Akoromit sub-county, Acowa, and Akore town councils, boasts an estimated population of 49,000 people. Conversely, Kapelebyong County will retain Obalanga town council, Kapelebyong sub-county, Kapelebyong town council, and Alito sub-county, with an approximate population of 69,000 people. Atia noted that the council's resolution is set to be forwarded to the Ministry of Local Government for official ratification.