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LC1 Chairperson In Trouble For Endorsing Sale Of NUSAF Oxen

According to Angora, the group members claim they sold off the oxen because they have been disappearing during dry season and instead want to replace them with goats. The group Chairperson, Richard Nyekorach could be reached for comments by press time to answer the allegations.
Animals procured with fund from NUSAF III in Kitgum District.

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Charles Oryanga, the LC I chairperson Balango Tegot village in Omiya Anyima Sub county Kitgum is in trouble for allegedly approving the sale of three oxen distributed by government under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund Phase three .

  These were part of six oxen distributed to Balango Tegot Cassava and Sunflower farmer’s group in Omiya Anyima Sub County d in 2018. The Sub County LC III Chairperson, Charles Angora, says the oxen were sold at Shillings 2,050,000 without his knowledge.

  According to Angora, the group members claim they sold off the oxen because they have been disappearing during dry season and instead want to replace them with goats. The group Chairperson, Richard Nyekorach could be reached for comments by press time to answer the allegations.  

William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner ordered for Oryanga’s arrest on grounds of sabotaging government projects meant to alleviate poverty within the community. Komakech says Oryanga’s action contravene his responsibilities as a leader who should have been monitoring government projects at the village to ensure locals benefit from it.

He also says the group members who agreed to sell off the oxen must face the law, saying they risk losing the animals to another group once recovered.

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NUSAF III is a Government of Uganda and World Bank funded project currently being implemented in 55 districts of Northern Uganda and coordinated by the Office of the Prime Minister. The objectives of the project are to provide effective household income support and build Resilience of the poor and vulnerable household in Northern Uganda.