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Political Inteference Derailing Development in Kole District

miércoles, 17 de mayo de 2017

By Sam Opira

Kole District Resident Commissioner has decried the high level of political interferences that is affecting the social and economic development in the district.

Agnes Akello Ebong said such interferences were recently witnessed during the recent distribution of 1,800 bags of rice food relief supplied by the Office of the Prime Minister for the vulnerable communities affected by food shortage in the district.

The RDC particularly attacked MP Bonny Okello Konypaco of Kole North and Peter Ocen Akalo of Kole South for using their powers to storm the district and forcefully picked over 135 bags of rice in the guise of taking it to their electorates which according to the her, was against the guideline.

According to a list which copy our reporter obtained, 65 bags of rice each 50kgs were unlawfully picked by the LC3 for Bala Sub-county and the account assistant for Okwerodot sub-county respectively but their final destinations could not be traced.

In what is being observed as a state of recklessness, about 4 bags of rice were given to those who offloaded the rice from the trucks which was against the guidelines as confirmed by the RDC.

On the controversies surrounding the district boardroom being turned into a store, RDC Akello Ebong defended the action saying it was only meant to handle an emergency since there was nowhere else to park the sacks of rice.

According to the guidelines, the immediate beneficiaries of the food relief being distributed are; child headed families, PWDs, Persons living with HIV/AIDS and the elderly.

Kole district came on spot recently over the theft of over 40 bags of rice which led to some district officials being arrested and investigated after some bags of rice were discovered in unused toilet.