A shortage of Chief Magistrates and the long distances between district headquarters has delayed swearing-in of district chairpersons in five districts of the West Nile region.
The only district chairperson sworn into office on Monday was the new Adjumani LC5 chairperson, Mark Dulu. He was sworn into office by the Arua Chief Magistrate, Joseph Omodo-Nyanga, who is tasked with overseeing the swearing-in of other chairpersons in the region.
Omodo-Nyanga is expected to spend much of the week travelling around the region to conduct the swearing-in ceremonies. He will be in Moyo and Yumbe will be on Tuesday, Nebbi on Wednesday, Koboko and Yumbe on Thursday and Arua on Friday.
Also affected is the swearing-in of the Mayor of Arua, Charles Asiki, which will now be held next week.
Speaking shortly after his swearing-in, Mark Dulu, the new Adjumani boss pledged to work within the law while executing his duties.
The other district chairpersons in the West Nile are Peter Iku-Dolo of Moyo, Govule Yiga of Yumbe, William Dada of Koboko, Andama Ferua of Arua and John Pascal Wapokrwa of Nebbi.
Wapokrwa says he will tackle poverty in Nebbi during his tenure in office.
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