Kitgum District LCV Chairperson Elect Christopher Arwai has
pledged to revamp the education and health sector in the district.
Arwai was declared the winner of the hotly-contested LCV Chairperson race on
The Democratic Party-DP candidate polled 15,239, followed by his
closest rival Tony Olenge Toolit of Forum for Democratic Change Party-FDC
Candidate who garnered 10,745 votes.
National Resistance Movement-NRM Party candidate Walter Komakech Oyoo polled
10,687 votes while Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party candidate
Abraham Darabin Aturu trailed with only 2,717 votes.
Arwai says that Kitgum District have for long had challenges with health care
and education, citing poor education performance in schools and high maternal
complications among women.
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Arwai also noted that he intends to improve on the economic welfare of the
locals in the district and work closely with security to ensure safety along
with the porous border points with South Sudan and the Karamonja region.
Areas of Orom, Kiteny, and Namokora sub- counties all in Kitgum District have
registered series of invasion by armed warriors from neighbouring Karamonja and
South Sudan, which have over the years threatened livestock and crop farming.
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Arwai will replace the incumbent Kitgum District LCV Chairperson Jackson Omona
who was elected in office in 2016.
Meanwhile, in the neighbouring Lamwo District, Independent candidate Sisto Ocen
Oyet has been declared as the District LCV Chairperson.
Oyet garnered 11,555 votes followed by the National Resistance Movement Party
Candidate Naman Ojwee who polled 8,204 votes while Jimmy Amone, an independent
candidate got 8,188 votes. Mathew Ocen Akiya trailed last in the race with only
In Pader District, the incumbent LCV Chairperson Godfrey Largo Oringa was
defeated by Fearless Obwoya, NRM candidate who polled 13,125 votes against
He was followed by Alfred Akena, an independent candidate who polled 7,079
votes while John Otema and independent candidate got 4,125 votes. George
Oola and independent candidate got 1,877 votes, Forum for Democratic Change
Party candidate got 736 votes while Julius Oleke, an independent candidate
trailed last with only 3,77 votes.