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Nwoya gets first council

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th May 2011 03:00 AM

The first Nwoya district council was on Tuesday sworn in by Gulu Chief Magistrate Praff Rutakirwah at the district headquarters in Anaka.

The first Nwoya district council was on Tuesday sworn in by Gulu Chief Magistrate Praff Rutakirwah at the district headquarters in Anaka.

By Cornes Lubangakene

The first Nwoya district council was on Tuesday sworn in by Gulu Chief Magistrate Praff Rutakirwah at the district headquarters in Anaka.

At the ceremony, the LC5 chairperson, Patrick Okello Oryema, and 14 councillors were sworn in. The councillor for Anaka town council, Innocent Komakech, was elected district speaker, while Charles Odong Akena representing people with disabilities was elected deputy speaker.

The council also appointed the district executive committee which includes Fred Ocitti Lugaja secretary for education and health and Geoffrey Ojok secretary for finance.

Tom Ocitti Oryema was appointed secretary for production, marketing and investment, while Grace Akidi was appointed secretary for community service.

Oryema urged the councillors to unite and work to serve the people. “The multi-party system does not apply in the local government because we are implementing the activities from the central government to our community.

So we do not have to bring in politics but work for the people,” Oryema said. He urged the councillors to work harder than the interim government, which he said uplifted the district.

Nwoya was curved out of Amuru district in July. 2010. “Despite being a new district l am glad that we are moving at a high gear,” Oryema said.

He said his government would focus on infrastructure and livelihood development to return the formerly displaced people.

“Many return sites lack social services such as health centres, schools and clean water. We shall endeavour to provide them within the five years of service,” Oryema added.

He urged the councillors to work towards raising the local revenue through which their allowances would be paid.

Oryema appealed to the councillors to persevere whenever there is a delay in paying their allowances .

Nwoya gets first council

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