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Kole Women Use Savings to Renovate Police Post

Harriet Akullo Okello, the chairperson Kica-Arwot Women Group, says they have decided to use Shillings 500,000 from part of their annual profit to renovate the police post. She says they want police personnel to be redeployed in the area since the crime has escalated.

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Members of Kica-Arwot women group in Kole district are using profits from their Village Saving and Loans Association to finance the renovation of a Police post. 

The police outpost was burnt to ashes during fierce clashes between police and residents in May this year. 

Angry residents stormed the police post in an attempt to grab two suspected livestock thieves from police custody leading to a clash with the officers.  

In the process, residents torched the police post prompting the withdrawal of police personnel from the post.  

Now, Harriet Akullo Okello, the chairperson Kica-Arwot Women Group, says they have decided to use Shillings 500,000 from part of their annual profit to renovate the police post. 

She says they want police personnel to be redeployed in the area since the crime has escalated.    

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Jenifer Apio, a resident of Alemi trading center says it is not easy to maintain security in the area in the absence of police officers. 

She says criminal have taken advantage of the security gap to engage in house breaking, livestock theft, child abuse and domestic violence.   

Susan Adong Odyek, another woman says they decided to act, saying they could no longer wait for government to renovate the facility.  

Johana Omara Olweny, the Kole Resident District Commissioner has welcomed the move by the women to finance the renovation of the post. 

Omara says the facility may reopen soon once the renovation is done and described the support as security sensitive.  

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