The regional and district leaders were unveiled on Tuesday in Moroto town during a regional induction workshop organized by the party to equip the leaders with knowledge on leadership and public speaking.
According to Gen. Muntu, the poverty in Karamoja is a result of bad leaders who are exploiting the ignorance of the people to enrich themselves. He cites that vast mineral wealth in the region, which he says is being exploited by foreign companies at the expense of local investors.
Karamoja had 1,996 villages, 52 sub-counties, 19 constituencies and seven districts during the 2016 general election. However, the region now has more than 2,000 villages, 102 sub-counties including town councils, 21 constituencies and nine districts.
The council meeting, which had started early morning, was expected to end by 2:00PM to allow the consultations to take place. Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee members led by their chairperson, Jacob Oboth Oboth arrived the district headquarters as agreed but were blocked by councilors led Molly Anyeko, the Kisoko- Petta sub county woman representative.