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.
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.