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Gulu City Mayor Elect Tasked on Job Creation, Garbage Management

The residents also want the mayor to tackle garbage management; land protection and utilization, transparency and improved education and health care delivery.
05 Feb 2021 17:11
Gulu City Mayor Alfred Okwonga - Photo by Dominic Ochola

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Gulu City residents have tasked the Mayor-elect, Alfred Okwonga to attract more investments to enable the creation of employment opportunities for the youth.

The residents also want the mayor to tackle garbage management; land protection and utilization, transparency and improved education and health care delivery.

Reagan Opiro, another concerned resident asserts that poor garbage management must be streamlined by the new city administration to promote good health and sanitation.

Another resident, Eunice Akello notes that the inaugural City Mayor must ensure improved education and health care delivery; land protection and utilization that serve the interest of the natives.

Irene Adong, of resident Gulu City East Division, argues implores the Mayor-elect to prioritize more on job creation to benefit the unemployed youth to end the burden of urban crimes.

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Okwonga, who trounced six other candidates in the just concluded mayoral elections, acknowledged that his administration will address investments; job creation, land protection, improved social services to spur economic development.

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He says that he will embark on exercising a high level of transparency to eliminate corruption in public offices, adding that his government will relay all City Council deliberations live on radios and TVs to ensure taxpayers hold their elected officials accountable.

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Okwonga, an NRM leaning candidate won the mayoral seat after polling 16,160 majority votes to edge his close rival Christopher Acire of the Forum for Democratic Change – FDC party and former Gulu Municipality MP who polled 7,755 votes.

Other contenders included independent candidate Zeru Abukha; George Aligech Lapiir – Independent, Rocko Oyoo Menya – DP, Robert Mugabe of Alliance for National Transformation – ANT and Nyeko Wilfred, Independent.