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Yumbe District Leaders Speak Out on Interdiction of RDC

Andama was interdicted by the office of the President on July 2nd in a letter signed by Yunus Kakande, Secretary office of the President on five accounts including corruption and disclosure of classified information.
Copy of RDC Richard Andama's Interdiction Letter

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Leaders in Yumbe district local government have spoken out on the interdiction of their RDC Richard Andama.

Andama was interdicted by the office of the President on July 2nd in a letter signed by Yunus Kakande, Secretary office of the President on five accounts including corruption and disclosure of classified information. 

He was directed to immediately handover office to the District Internal Security Officer as his travels within and outside the country remain restricted.

However, leaders in the district have are unhappy about the development because they say Andama has been a close friend to all the people of Yumbe.

Yasin Taban, the LC 5 chairman of the district says the interdiction of Andama, who is principled and always ready to serve will not only affect Yumbe but the whole West Nile since the region has very few RDCs who can intercede for the people. He however says there is nothing much they can do since the action is from the President’s office.

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Meanwhile, Charity Faridah Councilor for Kuru and Kululu Sub Counties and also speaker Yumbe district local government says the news of Andama’s interdiction has shocked the council. She says in the two years of Andama’s service coordination of government activities together with the council have been unquestionable since he was an open minded person and worked with everyone in the district.

“We were shocked as council to hear this sad news, but I think whoever has caused this needs to think again, it was really uncalled for,” says Faridah.

But Jane Alejo, the female councilor for Lodonga and Drajini Sub Counties and also secretary for works and technical services has questioned the motive of RDC Andama’s interdiction saying she wants the leaders in the district to mobilize and petition the office of the President to reverse the interdiction. “We are aware the root cause of all this is from Koboko but I want to say we are going to mobilize and petition the President to reverse the RDC’s interdiction,” said Alejo.

Some intelligence reports indicate that the woes of RDC Andama are rooted in a land conflict between Koboko and Yumbe district in Lodonga Sub County where the RDC is said to have worked hard in favor of Yumbe district to the detriment of Koboko district local government, which made the political leaders in Koboko to plot for his downfall.

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