Okwameri, who was serving as speaker for over 10 years since leadership of former LCV Stephen Ilemukorit to Walter Elakas Okiring on Wednesday 23rd June this year refused to hand over the motorcycle Reg. No. LG LG0037048 saying that he was still a serving councilor.
On Friday, the landlord Mohamed Kasamba locked all the five apartments and the police post. According to the tenancy agreement, the Sub County was supposed to pay 250,000 Shillings a month for each of the five rooms. However, Kasamba says that he is demanding Three Million Shillings in arrears for one year.
But in Arua, the vendors have not implemented the directive citing lack of Sanitary facilities and congestion. The market which was constructed out of iron sheets following the demolition of the main market currently accommodates over 3,000 vendors dealing in various foodstuffs. It has one water point and a four stance latrine.
President Museveni Museveni early this month announced a ban on inter-district travel to prevent a further spread of COVID-19 as Uganda battles a more deadly wave of the pandemic. The president subsequently banned public transport implying that even essential workers who did not have their own means of transport would be unable to move.
The sub-counties that have been idle for more than one year after their elevation had their local leaders elected in March during the general elections. But even after assuming office, their operations hang in balance over the absence of start-up funds and independent budgets.