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The RDC intervened after aggrieved residents petitioned his office implicating the political leadership and a section of technical staff for fraudulently sharing the ox and ox ploughs among themselves.
Livestock at a hording ground in Lamwo awaiting distribution to farmer groups in Lamwo district. Photo By Dan M. Komakech. 222

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Lokung Sub county officials and leaders in Lamwo district, who fraudulently shared oxen and ox ploughs meant for farmer groups have started returning them for distribution to the intended beneficiaries.  

This follows a directive fromLamwo Resident District Commissioner, James Nabinson Kidega to the officials to return the animals. 

The RDC intervened after aggrieved residents petitioned his office implicating the political leadership and a section of technical staff for fraudulently sharing the ox and ox ploughs among themselves.  

The animals were meant for distribution to 12 farmer groups under the Discretionary Development Equalization Grant (DDEG). 

Speaking to some of the councilors who returned the animals on Wednesday, Kidega expressed dismay over a section of the leaders who have adamantly declined to return the animals. 

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It is alleged that out of the 54 oxen and 34 ox ploughs that were supplied to the sub county last month; only 24 oxen had by Tuesday been returned despite numerous pleas by the district leadership to the implicated officials to return the animals.

Joackim Opoka Ocan , the Lokung Sub county LC 3 Chairperson, says majority of the technical staff have already returned the animals but the authorities are challenged with a section of councilors still holding on the animals. 

It is suspected that some of the councilors sold off the oxen and off ploughs immediately they received them. 

Opoka has condemned the alleged sale of the inputs, saying it contravenes the programs the objectives of the program geared towards poverty eradication.    

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The RDC has issued another ultimatum to those still holding the animals to return them by Saturday. 

The Lamwo Chief Administrative Officer, Patrick Olila has welcomed the recovery of the animals, saying all the animals distributed fraudulently should be withdrawn and re-distributed to the rightful beneficiaries.     

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He warns district and sub county officials to desist from indulging in such practice, saying they risk being interdicted.