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Karamoja Voters Set Priorities Ahead of Elections

In districts that include Kotido, Kaabong, Amudat and Napak, the roads are in an appalling state which has affected development in the region.

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Voters in Karamoja have listed the poor road network and peace as key issues that will determine the way they vote.

In districts that include Kotido, Kaabong, Amudat and Napak, the roads are in an appalling state which has affected development in the region. The voters argue that the poor road network presents a challenge to security operations in a region that is still battling cattle thefts and raids.

Bruno Losuk, a resident says that they are looking for suitable candidates who will advocate for better roads in Karamoja.

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Voters also want the leaders to guarantee total peace. Cattle thefts have remained a security concern as scores of Turkana warriors and some Karamojong still invade the area to carry out raids.

Mark Loluk, a resident of Rupa Sub County in Moroto District says that there is a need for deployment of security personnel to curb cases of cattle raids.

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Gabriel Longes says that there is also a need to set up industries in the region instead of ferrying materials to other towns and cities at the expense of the regional development for Karamoja.

Longes says once industries are set up, more youth can gain employment and improve their income.

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Molly Napeyok, a resident of Singila in Moroto Municipality says although the government has drilled many boreholes in the area, women still face a challenge of access to clean water. She says that there is a need to increase funds allocated to the water department to enable women have access to clean and safe water.

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