have been delivered to aid transportation of Local Council Chairpersons in Lira
City in fulfillment of a presidential pledge made to LC1 and LC2 chairpersons
ten years ago.
government allocated 11 billion Shillings in 2011 for the procurement of
bicycles to 70,000 LCI and LCII chairpersons to facilitate them to monitor
government programs countrywide. The procurement was, however, halted
following allegations of corruption by some government officials who
misappropriated up to 4.6 billion Shillings from the money allocated for the
In 2020, the
Finance Ministry announced that it had made arrangements to ensure that former
and current LC chairpersons get bicycles. Under the arrangement, 80,855
bicycles were procured to facilitate 70,262 LCI chairpersons and 10,594 LCII
chairpersons across the country.
235 bicycles have been distributed to LCIs and another 49 to the LCII
chairpersons in Lira City.
Sunday Ayo, the LCI chairperson Core ‘A’ cell in Lira City East Division is
excited because the project is long overdue. He says that he has been struggling
to find transport to monitor government programs, especially now when prices of
fuel have shot up.
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for the government program.”//
Bob Oyuku Ojok, the LCII Chairperson for Obutu-Welo Ward in Lira City West
Division says that many of them had lost hope and trust in the government after
waiting for the fulfillment of the pledge in vain. He adds that the bicycles
will ease their movement around their communities.
Oyuku advised the chairpersons to use the bicycle for the intended purpose.
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Sam Atul, the Mayor of Lira City Council asked the Government to also increase the payment for the local council chairpersons.