The newly elected Gulu District LC V Chairperson,
Christopher Opiyo Ateker has pledged to prioritize improved social services
to the people.
Speaking to URN shortly after being declared the winner of the hotly contested
seat, Ateker asserted that the district has been struggling with inaccessible
feeder roads that connect the 11 sub-counties, markets, schools and health
Atekere cited the impassable Teladwong-Lugore Road, Awach-Unyama Road,
Paicho-Omel and Lugore-Patiko Road among others including uplifting Awach
Health IV to spur economic development.
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who becomes the maiden Chairman of the new Gulu District after Gulu
Municipality attained a City Status also issued a warning against
technocrats who will deviate from proper government program implementation.
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Agaba, the Gulu District Registrar declared Atekere winner of the Wednesday
local government elections after he polled 6,662 votes defeating eight
other candidates in the race. His rival, Justine Obol of the Democratic
Party – DP trailed him with 3992 votes.
John Okwonga of the Forum for Democratic Change – FDC party garnered 2385 votes
while Independent candidate, Francis Peko Ogaku obtained 1,270 votes while
Peter Okot (Independent) attained 464.
Others in the race included John Komakech (Independent) who polled 256 votes,
Patrick Kinyera - Independent 656, Dan Oola Odiya - Independent 471 and
Komakech Patrick of Economic Party who scored 179 votes.
The new chairman will be supported by 19 Councillors elected from across the 11
sub-counties in the district. Of those, 12 won the elections under NRM ticket;
five under independent and two on FDC ticket.
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.