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Apac Councillors Fault CAO Over Botched Study Tour

Wanje later told URN in a telephone interview that he could not facilitate the tour because the organizers did not make adequate preparation. He accused the district Speaker, Peter Obong and other members of the advance team who went for a feasibility study in Sironko District for failure to submit any report to his office on their findings.

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Aduku district councillors are outraged about a botched study tour. A team of 35 councillors and an unspecified number of technical staff were scheduled to travel to Sironko district on April 30, 2021 for a two-day’s study tour.

Some councillors and technical staff left their homes on Friday morning ready for the tour. However, the Chief Administrative Officer-CAO Michael Wanje neither showed up nor released the Shillings 17million budgeted for the tour.     

The money was meant to cater for the accommodation, transport, meals and out of pocket allowances for the councillors and technical staff. Andrew Awan, the Atik Division LC V councillor accused the CAO of hiding at the municipal headquarters to dodge them.

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Wanje later told URN in a telephone interview that he could not facilitate the tour because the organizers did not make adequate preparation. He accused the district Speaker, Peter Obong and other members of the advance team who went for a feasibility study in Sironko District for failure to submit any report to his office on their findings.

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Obong denied the allegations levelled against him and instead blamed the CAO for failure to play his part. He pledged to do everything possible to ensure the councillors go for the study tour.

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Daudi Odora, the Chegere Sub County male councillor, said that the trip will help them to learn new ideas and how the district has managed to excel in service delivery. Odora explained that they resolved to visit Sironko district to learn how they can boost local revenue collection and learn modern farming methods, which has failed for the second time following their botched attempt in March.

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