Anywar In Lead For Kitgum Municipality

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In short
Provisional results from 39 of the 40 polling stations in the municipality released by Joan Aduru, the Kitgum Registrar show, that Anywar is leading her rivals with a margin of 2,482 votes.

 
Beatrice Anywar, the incumbent Kitgum woman member of parliament is leading her rival, Denis Onekalit Amere in the Kitgum municipality parliamentary race.

Provisional results from 39 of the 40 polling stations in the municipality released by Joan Aduru, the Kitgum Registrar show, that Anywar is leading her rivals with a margin of 2,482 votes.

Anywar collected 5,346 votes from the 39 polling station, while her Forum for Democratic Change - FDC party rival Amere has 2,863 votes.


The National Resistance Movement party candidate, Richard Ojara Okwera is in third position with 2,646 votes followed by veteran Uganda People's Congress party stalwart, Livingstone Okello Okello with 595 votes.
 

 

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Peter Labeja
Peter Labeja has been a practicing journalist for the last 13 years during which he has covered part of the brutal conflict which bedeviled Northern Uganda as well as the painful transition to Peace thereafter. Emerging post conflict issues such as land rights of under privileged widows and orphans, challenges of access to social services in the immediate aftermath of Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in Northern Uganda.

Labeja is now the Northern Uganda Bureau chief in Acholi Sub Region since 2014 - Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro districts as well as South Sudan falls within his areas of jurisdiction. He previously worked with The Vision Group for four years.

Labeja’s major career interests are in Climate Change; Agriculture and Environment - natural resources such as Water, Oil and Gas; Transitional Justice; Human Rights, Democracy and Governance as well as South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis. In 2013, Labeja was awarded a prestigious Pan African Journalism Award for excellence in journalism at United Nation’s UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya for Climate Change and Health Reporting.