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Produce More Kids For Devt, Nebbi Told

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd January 2003 03:00 AM

Peter Odok W’Oceng, the Nebbi resident district commissioner, has advised residents of Okoro county to produce more children in order to attract development to the area.

Peter Odok W’Oceng, the Nebbi resident district commissioner, has advised residents of Okoro county to produce more children in order to attract development to the area.

By Albert Ayiga Ondoga
Peter Odok W’Oceng, the Nebbi resident district commissioner, has advised residents of Okoro county to produce more children in order to attract development to the area.
Odok was addressing over 2,000 Okoro county residents who are agitating for the creation of a new district out of Nebbi, at Zombo trading centre on Saturday.
“You people of Okoro calling for a district status should produce more children if you want to attain development because population is one of the requirements in getting a district,” he said.
“Produce without fear. You are the most blessed people in Nebbi district because you have abundant resources which need to be developed, especially the human resource. Produce more children and educate them using income from the many resources,” Odok said.
He said the children would be educated by exploiting the natural resources like land for growing improved and high-yielding coffee, passion fruits, groundnuts and other crops for export.
“The exploitation of our forests to harvest timber in Zeu by foreigners when the locals cannot benefit is a serious matter which should be addressed as soon as possible by mobilising and sensitising them to be aggressive with production,” Odok said.
Odok urged the people to own coffee nursery beds, currently run by foreigners, who he said were charging a lot of money for the seedlings.
During the rally, the residents accused the district councilor for Atyak sub-county, Yotham Agenonga, of attempts to sabotage their quest for a district status.
They threatened to pass a vote of no confidence against him. The former Okoro county National Resistance Council member, Alphonse Kermu, urged the people to take 2003 as the year for unity and development. Ends

Produce More Kids For Devt, Nebbi Told

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