This has not gone down well with Oulanyah. While addressing the NRM leaders, Oulanyah blamed the delayed compensation of the Lango war claimants on the office of the Attorney General, which he accused of coming up with unnecessary bureaucracies.
When Lira municipality was elevated to city status in 2020, it became autonomous and was no longer under the Lira district. This also meant that the leadership of Lira had to shift the district headquarters to another place outside the city.
The facilities are all well equipped, highly specialized and offering some of the services that cannot even be found in government hospitals. For instance, Lacor hospital in Gulu has two anesthesiologists in the whole region, while Pope John’s Hospital of Atapara (Aber) has a CT Scan for detecting bones and joint problems.
James Omara Elem, the Lira District youth councillor says every presidential candidate must be given equal privileges. Omara also says that President Museveni must not be allowed to enjoy privileges like using a helicopter during campaigns.
The MPs say that the government needs to urgently develop trade regulations and investment codes that will regulate the operations of foreign businesses in order to ensure that they do not compete for opportunities with the locals.
Cecilia Ogwal fainted and was rushed to Lira Medical Center for treatment. More than 1, 000 residents had already signed a petition, saying no to the proposed scrapping of article 102 b of the constitution, which caps the presidents age at 75 years.
Members of Parliament from Lango sub region have expressed mixed reactions over the proposals to amend Article 26 of the constitution to enable government to compulsorily acquire land for public projects.
Assy Abirebe Tuwesigire, the Lira Municipality Town Clerk has been released on police bond after he was detained at Lira Central Police Station on Thursday for alleged abuse of office and mismanagement of public funds. Abirebe was arrested shortly after he appeared before the Parliamentary Local Government Accounts Committee sitting at Lira district council hall on Thursday evening.
Six top officials of Apac District Local Government appear set to spend another night in police custody at Lira Central Police Station following their arrest on Thursday. The officials who include Bob Okai, the district Local Council chairman are on the spot for alleged mismanagement of public funds and properties, abuse of office and incompetence. Others in custody include the vice chairman Local Council 5, Odongo Ashanti, the Chief Administrative Officer Serafin Alinga and Chief Finance Officer Yeko Gapson Ogwal. Also on the list are Principal Human Resource Officer Jovan Jokene and Jasper Otimoyi, the district focal person for Northern Uganda Social Action Fund NUSAF.
Aswa county MP Reagan Okumu, who is the committee chairperson, says members are too concerned with the revenue collections in Lira, adding that it is too little compared to other municipalities in the country.
Notably among them is the proposed establishment of an Airfield in the region, upgrading Lira-Aduku â€“Apac to Masindi port highway to Tarmac, Construction of Akii-Bua International Stadium, and Building modern houses for clan heads among others