Recently, Oyam district leaders led by Lands Minister Betty Amongi held a closed door meeting with President Museveni during his tour of Lango over the matter.
Oyam district authorities have petitioned
President, Yoweri Museveni lobbying for the creation of Aber district. Oyam
district passed a resolution for the creation of Aber district in 2011.
However, the proposal was never discussed by
the 8th parliament due to late submission. Recently, Oyam district
council resurrected the proposal and forwarded it to the Local Government
Ministry for consideration.
According to the resolution, the proposed Aber
district will be comprised of Loro, Aber, Kamdini, Myene and Minakulu (Oyam
South County), which have more than two hundred thousand people.
district is estimated to be having the population of about four hundred
Nelson Adea Akar, the Oyam District LC V, says they have
presented the proposal to President Museveni seeking for his support to approve
the district. According to Adea, they have also submitted the council
resolution to the Local Government Minister, Tom Butime.
Recently, Oyam district leaders led by Lands Minister Betty
Amongi held a closed door meeting with President Museveni during his tour of
Lango over the matter. Chris Ongom, says their resolution has the
complete backing from the lower local Sub County councils.
He says splitting Oyam into two shall deliberately boost
their administrative roles and cardinal duty to take efficient service delivery
to the local people.
With a total of 12 Sub Counties including
Loro, Minakulu, Aber, Kamdini and Myene all in Oyam South County, Acaba, Ngai,
Iceme, Otwal, Abok, Aleka, and Oyam Town Council, all in Oyam North County, the
district was curved from Apac district on July 1st 2006.
It is unclear whether or not the proposal to create Aber
District will be approved by cabinet.
Amongi says they will continue pushing for the approval of
Once approved, Aber will be the latest district to be created
in Lango Sub region after Kwania that was created in the last financial year.