Isaac Aletia Lomuria, the village chairperson for Iriiri trading centre said many of the village chairmen have missed bicycles which were meant to ease their work of mobilization and campaign for the President and the party.
Some Village Chairpersons Iriiri Sub County of Napak district
have threatened not to campaign or mobilize support for President Yoweri
Museveni after missing out on the yellow bicycles.
The LCs expressed their disappointment on the criteria used
for selecting the beneficiaries of National Resistant Movement bicycles which
were distributed for campaigns.
Isaac Aletia Lomuria, the village chairperson for Iriiri trading
centre said many of the village chairmen have missed bicycles which were meant
to ease their work of mobilization and campaign for the President and the party.
Lomuria accused the NRM sub county chairperson for giving
out bicycles to the former village chairmen whom he notes are dormant. He
claims that all the chairpersons from the villages of Kasile, Go-down, Toyep
Toto and Lobulio, Iriir trading centre are among those who didn’t get bicycles and yet
they are from NRM party.
He also accused NRM officials for not inviting them for meetings
at the sub county level whenever they sit to discuss issues regarding the
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But Peter Lomongin, the NRM sub county chairperson says all
the local councilors one from the NRM party received bicycles and those
complaining should be from the opposition.
Lomongin, however, notes that one bicycle got lost when an unauthorized person tricked the team at a distribution center in Napak.
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John Paul Kodet, the Namendera parish councilor says he’s
surprised to hear that some of NRM village chairmen missed the bicycles. He said that the yellow bicycles were meant
for only villages where NRM won.
William Logit, the NRM district administrator for Napak says
these bicycles were meant for the NRM village chairpersons not LC1s. Logit says
the bicycles are meant for mobilization and campaigning for the president but
not other duties as per their role.
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A total of 403 NRM chairpersons from Napak district received
bicycles which are part of the 68, 000 bicycles that President Yoweri Museveni
recently flagged off for nationwide distribution to NRM village