Lucy Apio, another agent suspects their money was swindled by NRM party leaders in Oyam district. She asks the party officials to clear the air on why they havent been paid when other agents were cleared.
Twenty four former polling agents of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party presidential candidate, Yoweri Museveni in Otuke district are up in arms over the nonpayment of their allowances.
Peter Okweda, one of the complaints, says he was posted to Olilim Primary School Polling Station B. According to Okweda, their appointment letters show, that they were entitled to Shillings 30,000 each.
He however, says he is dismayed that the party has failed to pay them two weeks after the presidential elections even when they diligently worked to protect Museveni's votes from being tampered with.
Lucy Apio, another agent suspects their money was swindled by NRM party leaders in Oyam district. She asks the party officials to clear the air on why they haven't been paid when other agents were cleared.
They blame Samfred Oweka Eyem, the former Otuke District NRM party chairperson who recruited them for not doing enough to push their cause. Oweka on the other hand blames the NRM national secretariat for the plight of the agents.
He says instead of Shillings 2.37 Million required to pay agents deployed at 79 polling stations in the district, he only received Shillings 1.65 Million, which he used to clear 55 agents.
He urges the agents to exercise patience saying they will be cleared. When contacted for comment, Jasper Okengo, the Otuke district National Resistance Movement party chairperson distanced himself from the agents.
He says he doesn't know how the agents were recruited or how much is owed to them since the party structure was never involved in recruiting them.