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.
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
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
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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
“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.