On February 2, the State Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Esther Davinia Anyakun, inaugurated the iron sheet distribution exercise at the district headquarters in the presence of local leaders, district officials, and security forces, among others.
Hon Simon Peter Lokeris, the state minister for Minerals flagging off the iron sheets for distribution in Moroto
The Nakapiripirit district Principal Assistant Secretary is in
trouble on accusations of unlawfully distributing government iron sheets to ineligible
individuals. Ilukol Jobs Lomenen was detained on Saturday following a tip-off
from concerned community members regarding the alleged distribution of iron
sheets to unauthorized recipients.
In January 2024, the Government, through the Prime Minister’s office, delivered 5,626 pieces of iron sheets to Nakapiripirit district. On February 2, the State Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Esther Davinia Anyakun, inaugurated the iron sheet distribution exercise at the district
headquarters in the presence of local leaders, district officials, and security forces, among others.
However, on February 9th, Ilukol unilaterally decided to
distribute the iron sheets to individuals not designated as beneficiaries from
Tokora and Moruita parishes, without the involvement of other stakeholders. Michael
Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson, confirmed the arrest,
stating that the suspect stands accused of mishandling the iron sheets intended
for the benefit of reformed warriors.
Longole mentioned that the suspect deliberately distributed the
iron sheets to unauthorized recipients without the knowledge of top district
officials and security forces, who are leading the distribution exercise. He revealed
that 260 iron sheets have been retrieved from the unauthorized recipients as
He says that they decided to grant the suspect police bond to
facilitate the recovery of more evidence as the joint search progresses. The
Office of the Prime Minister is presently distributing iron sheets to reformed
Karamojong warriors who voluntarily surrendered illegal firearms to the