ADJUMANI, UGANDA: The Adjumani District LC5 Chairman Mr. Anyama Ben has refuted media claims that yesterday, September 7, 20211, he sparked fury in a meeting with members of VHTs and LCI chairman where he threatened to sack some of them for their lack of political goodwill for his regime.
While addressing hundreds of VHTS and LCI chairpersons at Pakele sub-county headquarters today, Mr. Anyama Ben said he was dismayed because a section of the media houses in the West Nile region misquoted him and completely out of context to portray he is planning a witch hunt against those who did not support him during the recently concluded local council five elections.
He said his administration will never indulge in politics of obscuring the truth and discrimination but appropriately focus on unity and the social-economic transformation of the populace. He asked all political actors to stop mudslinging and indulge in meaningful arguments and activities.
“Politics has ended let’s work together even for those who did not support me, am now the district chairman and I will serve you diligently without any form of discrimination because one time I will also leave the office,” Mr. Anyama said.
He lauded the members of the VHTs and LCI chairpersons’ for accepting the responsibilities’ and advised them to work hard and integrate Covid-19, with other sectors like production and education since schools are about to re-open.
The Adjumani RDC Mr. Taban Data Peter hailed the LC1 chairpersons for their sustained vigilance owing to the porous border points with Southern Sudan where people kept sneaking into the country but most of them were arrested and quarantined.
The RDC said unlike in another district where the RDCs and LCV chairpersons were accused of embezzling the funds for Covid-19response activities the VHTs and LCI chairpersons remained disciplined as they patiently waited for their allowances.
Mr. Manga Godfrey, the Assistant DHO said each village in Adjumani will receive shs 400.0000, which will be broken down into allowances for two VHTs which is 100.000 each and the LCI chairpersons will each receive shs 100.000 and another shs 100.000 will be for facilitating the office of Village task force.
He added that since the Pandemic broke out in the district in March 2020, over 10.000 people were tested and those who tested positive as of yesterday are 875, death toll has stagnated at 15,13 died within while two died outside the district.