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Pallisa vulnerable people get 480 heifers

By Emmanuel Alomu

Added 1st April 2019 03:05 PM

John Michael Okurut, the district LC-V Chairperson urged the beneficiaries to rally behind government and its programs because the NRM party has done wonders in his area.

John Michael Okurut, the district LC-V Chairperson urged the beneficiaries to rally behind government and its programs because the NRM party has done wonders in his area.

Pallisa District has received 480 zebu heifers for restocking under the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) meant for this financial year 2018/2019.

Pallisa town council received 40 heifers and the sub-county of Apopong got 48, Kasodo 40, Kamuge 32 and Putiputi 40.

The sub-county of Agule was expected to receive 32 heifers, Akisim 32, Kameke 32, Chelekura 32, Gogonyo 32, Olok 32, Pallisa 24, Kibale 32 and Opwateta 32.

Dr Richard Bodo Okot, the district production officer, Pallisa, said the disadvantaged category of people who were selected to benefit from this restocking program included; widows, the disabled, elderly, people living with HIV/AIDS and ex-combatants, among others.  

Jacob Richards Opolot, the Member of Parliament for Pallisa County commended the government for taking their district to be part of the districts to be supported under Teso affairs ministry despite resistance by some leaders who were against their move.

Opolot requested the locals not to mix politics with development and always believe in ideas that the leaders bring, for the purposes of development.  

The Pallisa town council LC-3 Chairperson, Yusuf Zomu also hailed the government for fulfilling its pledge of restocking the people of Teso but warned locals against misusing the animals. 

John Michael Okurut, the district LC-V Chairperson urged the beneficiaries to rally behind government and its programs because the NRM party has done wonders in his area.

"Our Tirinyi-Pallisa-Kumi road is being tarmacked, Aleles Bridge is being worked on which will now become a short route to Serere and Ngora districts, among others," Okurut said.

Several speakers urged the beneficiaries to keep the heifers so that they improve their livelihoods.

The district last benefited from the restocking animals from OPM in 2014/2015 financial year.

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