The rise in number of new voters in Napak has been attributed to the increase in civic education in the area that caught the attention of the youth to engage in peaceful politics rather than the politics of protests.
Isaac Aletia Lomuria, the village chairperson for Iriiri trading centre said many of the village chairmen have missed bicycles which were meant to ease their work of mobilization and campaign for the President and the party.
The accusations follow a long standoff by the district leadership of Napak and Katakwi over administrative boundary. In February, the Local Government Minister, Tom Butime opened the boundary for the two districts but no common ground has been reached by the two districts.
Since the Minister of Local Government, Tom Butime made a pronouncement on the contested border in February, tension has remained high in the border. While Katakwi district welcomes the pronouncement, Napak district has rejected it on grounds that it was biased and politically bent.
In an emergency meeting held at Napak district headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, the legislators together with the Napak district leaders agreed to deliver their petition to the speaker on Thursday. The Karamoja leaders dispute the recently opened boundary between the two districts.
The wrangles stem from a resolution by the district council in December last year to interdict the Chief Finance Officer, Ben Oryono and senior accounts assistant, David Omara Menya for alleged misuse of over Shillings 150 million.
Alfred Malinga, the Chief Administrative Officer, Nabilatuk, says sections of people in the district want the recruitment delayed as their relatives finish with school and obtain the required qualifications.
The total annual receipts from district collections as at June 2018 only stood at Shillings 212, 749,998 leaving an outstanding balance of Shillings 514, 750,002. The association only received 24 percent of the total projected annual subscriptions from both districts and sub counties last financial year.
Betty Akol Lochap, the woman councilor Ngoleriet Sub county in Napak district council, says they are worried for their land since Karamoja Legislators tend to side with government on every proposal. She notes that the electorate is on her neck in every meeting over the land bill but she has no proper answers for them.