Civil servants in the new district that was curved from Terego and Maracha counties in the old Arua district will only be paid their salaries if they have a district headquarter.
Vincent Ssekkono, the local government permanent secretary, on thursday told The New Vision that the vote for the new district was included in this financial yearâ€™s budget hoping that they would get a name for the district.
â€œCouncillors from Terego and Maracha have failed to agree on where the district headquarters must be. The name of the place where the district is located automatically becomes the name of that district,â€ he added.
Ssekkono said councillors from Terego want the headquarters to be at Kubala while those from Maracha want it at Nyadri.
He was reacting to reports that civil servants in the old Arua district and those in the new district were stuck without salaries since July.
Ssekkono said in July 2005, Parliament approved the creation of 20 new districts, 13 of which were to start immediately. The remaining seven, which included Terego/Maracha, had to start in July 2006.
He clarified that the smaller Arua district was receiving its vote.
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