Joseph Otika, the Lorikwor East village Defense Secretary points accusing fingers the GISO, Geoffrey Peter Irra and Parish Chief, William Bongomin of playing a syndicate to fraudulently deny the registered beneficiaries from accessing the relief food.
families devastated by floods in Elegu Town Council in Amuru District have
raised a red flag over the disappearance of more than three tons of relief food
deliver by the government.
included 20 bags of maize flour and 10 kilograms of beans each containing 100
kilograms. It was part of 17.5 tons of relief food supplied to the flood
victims by Office of the Prime Minister – OPM under the Ministry of Disaster
Preparedness in November.
Joseph Otika, the Lorikwor East village Defense Secretary points accusing
fingers the GISO, Geoffrey Peter Irra and Parish Chief, William Bongomin of
playing a syndicate to fraudulently deny the registered beneficiaries from accessing
the relief food.
URN that the duo conspired and locked up the food store at Elegu Primary School
during distribution and disappeared claiming that the food was over.
He, however, says the two returned and ferried several bags of the relief food for alleged distribution to police officers.
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Angered by the act, David Otto, a concerned resident reported the matter to
Elegu Police Station vide case file GEF 04/2020.
Later, several bags of beans
and maize flour that were purportedly supplied to police officers were recovered
from shops in Elegu central market.
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The GISO Geoffrey
Peter Irra has denied the accusations, saying they only gave the police part of
the relief food. Amuru Resident District Commissioner – RDC Geoffrey Osborn
Oceng confirmed the disappearance of the relief food, adding that he has
ordered for expeditious investigations to bring the culprits to book.
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Eng. Hillary Onek, the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and
Refugees told URN in an interview that the Ministry delivered non-food
items but they were insufficient to meet the demands of the affected families.
aggrieved residents want thorough auditing conducted on all the relief aid
delivered to them. They argue that the non-food items like jerry cans,
tarpaulins and mosquito nets have disappeared from the stores before being
Ochola's journalism career begun from Radio King 90.2 FM in Gulu around 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 Fm under Vision Group in 2012. He also reported for Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm, Kitgum in 2015 before joining Wizarts Foundation in 2017.
He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and latr Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.