Rose Tino, the Tubur Sub County, and Town Council female councilor threatened to block a supplementary budget due to the delayed payment of allowances to health workers, Village Health Teams, and Village Chairpersons.
But in Soroti district and City, billions of cash are sitting as the accounting officers wait for guidance on how to involve the army in engineering works. Luke Lokuda, the Soroti Chief Administrative Officer says they are stuck with the money because there is no clarification on the scope of work to be undertaken by the army.
Esoku worked in Soroti for eleven years as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer attached to Serere County before becoming Deputy CAO for Soroti district in 2004. He Joined service in 1995 as Assistant CAO and served in different capacities until 2006 when he was transferred to Tororo district as the Chief Administrative Officer.
Dr Robert Ojala, the Senior Veterinary Inspector in charge of North Eastern Uganda told the City and district leaders that the Ministry had decided to repossess the land and will be used as a quarantine station for Teso Sub Region.
ICYD will now be working with the children living with HIV/AIDS, infants exposed to HIV infection at birth, children of female sex workers and children of non-suppressed Viral Load caretakers, among others according to Gilbert Obore, the Technical Advisor in charge of Community Systems Strengthening at TASO.
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.