Following the creation of Obongi District whose operations start on 1 July 2019, the refugees that are being settled in Palorinya in Itula Sub-County in Moyo District by geographical location of the settlement shall now be in Obongi District.
The rift between Moyo District leaders and Obongi County
Member of Parliament over hosting refugees has persisted.
Following the creation of Obongi District whose operations start on 1 July
2019, the refugees that are being settled in Palorinya in Itula Sub-County in
Moyo District by geographical location of the settlement shall now be in Obongi
This means the resources that Moyo District has been receiving for
hosting refugee will be diverted to Obongi District.
Some of the funds come from Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure
Development-Additional Funding-USMID AD fund worth over 3.5 billion shillings
Obongi County Member of Parliament Hassan Kaps Fungaroo says Moyo does not
qualify to be called a refuge hosting District, citing the withdrawal of over 3.5
billion shillings from the vote of the District and diverting the money to
The State Minister for Primary Health Care Doctor Joyce Moriku Kaducu
has accused MP Fungaroo of betraying Moyo District in the Parliament.
According to Kaducu, Fungaroo on 30 April 2019 raised a matter of national
importance that government stops allocating resources to Moyo District for
hosting refugees come 1 July 2019 because then refugees would not be in Moyo
Kaducu, however, says government through Office of the Prime
Minister has already taken a position to retain Moyo District as a refugee-hosting
Districts by reopening Lama Refugee settlement in Moyo Sub-County.
Williams Anyama the Moyo District Local Government is happy that
Lama Refugee settlement that at one time hosted refugees is to be reopened to
in: I’m very grateful ….
When tasked on the level of preparedness of the Office of the
Prime Minister to settle refugees at Lama and how soon that would happen, Titus
Jogo the Refugee Desk Officer for Adjumani operation area confirmed that they
are making all the necessary preparations to settle
refugees at Lama starting from the 1 June 2019.
According to Jogo, they receive between 1,000 and 1,500 refugees on weekly
basis and therefore the need to reopen Lama Settlement.
in: Weekly we are ….
out: like that…//
The head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees sub-office in Moyo
District Theresa Ongaro says UNHCR disassociates itself from any political
utterances that do not represent the views of the Agency.
Some of the residents however condemned the politicians for quarreling
over issues of refugees who have taken refuge in the District against their