Leaders from the entire Acholi sub region have met and made several resolutions on a wide range of topical issues involving oil exploration and the mysterious nodding disease that has hit parts of the sub region.
Leaders from Acholi sub region have met and made several resolutions on a wide range of topical issues involving oil exploration and the mysterious nodding disease that has hit parts of the sub region.
Martin Ojara Mapinduzi, the LC 5 chairperson who attended the meeting on Wednesday said the Acholi leaders resolved to tour all the oil fields in the Sub-region to acquaint themselves with what is taking place in the sector. He said the leaders also demanded to meet with the oil prospecting companies to discuss issues related to corporate social responsibility in the oil exploration.
LC5 chairpersons, council speakers, Chief Administrative Officers and Members of parliament from the seven districts in Acholi sub region attended the meeting that took place in Pader district last Monday. Mapinduzi described the meeting as ‘very successful’.
He said prior to the meeting the leaders visited areas in Kitgum district where nodding disease patients mainly children under 15 years are camp together. Describing the sight as very, very painful, Ojara said the leaders witnessed over 100 children convulsing and sometimes falling unconscious.
He said they resolved that government takes stern action to tackle the disease that has so far affected over 2,000 with 60 confirmed dead as a result of the disease.
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Ojara said he has met his executive members to discuss ways of implementing the resolutions that requires each district to hold executive meetings to analyze implementation.
Acholi sub region is one of the areas in northern Uganda, which is struggling to recover from decades of war that destroyed infrastructure, displaced over a million and killed several people.
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