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Tororo LCs end boycott

By Vision Reporter

Added 5th December 2005 03:00 AM

LOCAL council chairpersons in Tororo county have retrieved the official stamps and instruments of office that they surrendered to the resident district commissioner (RDC) in October this year.

By Nathan Etengu

LOCAL council chairpersons in Tororo county have retrieved the official stamps and instruments of office that they surrendered to the resident district commissioner (RDC) in October this year.

More than 400 local council chairpersons from the villages, sub-counties and parts of Tororo municipality had on October 4 resigned and handed back their official stamps and other instruments of office to the RDC in protest over the delay by the central government to give their area a district status.

They had vowed not to handle any administrative responsibilities until their demands were met.

They also burnt a copy of Prof. Foster Byarugaba commission of inquiry, report, which advised against including Tororo municipality in the proposed district to be carved out of the county.

The LC4 chairman, Alfred Obore, said over the weekend that an administrative hitch forced the chairpersons to resume work.

Obore, who is also the Mayor of Malaba town, said the local leaders could not even process travel documents for their own people.

He said the problem was compounded when their own students, who had completed S.6 examinations, could not process their forms for entry into public universities.

But he said the leaders still stood by their demand for a new district.
He said the county boycotted the just-concluded NRM primary elections.

“We have also resolved that other political parties will not hold their primaries until our district status is sorted out by parliament,” Obore said.

Tororo LCs end boycott

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