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Residents Protest Delayed Operationalization of Palorinya Sub County

The Sub County was carved out of Itula Sub County in June last year, has remained nonoperational to date. The delay has triggered discomfort amongst residents of the area who have since petitioned the RDC to raise the matter with the office of the president.
Residents of Palorinya Sub County have petitioned Moyo Resident District Commissioner William Komakech over the delayed operationalization of the Sub County.    

The Sub County was carved out of Itula Sub County in June last year, has remained nonoperational to date.  The delay has triggered discomfort amongst residents of the area who have since petitioned the RDC to raise the matter with the office of the president.  

The petitioners led by Amoko Charles also expressed reluctance to become part of Obongi District that will become operational on July 1, 2019.   

According to the petitioners, the people of Palorinya are not in a position to become part of Obongi District because of language differences and the distance to the district headquarters which is situated about 50 kilometres from their locality.  Obongi is a metropolitan area comprising a number of languages among them the Gimara, Reli, Aliba, Kakwa, and Kuku among others.  

However, the chairman of Obongi District Task Force Sam Toko says the move by the section of the people of Palorinya Sub County to protest the boundaries of the proposed district is a ploy to cause confusion and division among the people of Obongi County and West Moyo County.   

Toko appeals to the area leaders to denounce hate speech but to remain united for development of the area.   He says a number of leaders were inciting the people of Palorinya Sub County to resist being part of Obongi District.  

A copy of the petition was also handed to the office of the District Chairman Williams Anyama.  Moyo RDC William Komakech pledged to forward their concern to the Office of the president.

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