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Newly Elected Kitgum LCV Chairperson to Focus on Education, Health

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.
21 Jan 2021 12:55
LCV Kitgum District elect Christopher Arwai

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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 Thursday.

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 2,000 votes.

In Pader District, the incumbent LCV Chairperson Godfrey Largo Oringa was defeated by Fearless Obwoya, NRM candidate who polled 13,125 votes against 11,224 votes.

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.

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