Soroti Creates More Lower Administrative Units

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Agnes Amukun, a resident of Arapai Sub County has welcomed the creation of 47 new villages in her area, saying it will allow more women to participate in leadership.

Soroti district council has created several lower administrative units a head of the local council elections.  The new lower administrative units include Sub counties, parishes and villages.


 
They are Ocokican, Lale and Ochuloi sub counties that were curved from Asuret, Kamuda and Katine sub counties respectively. The council has also created 29 new parishes and 138 villages.




George Michael Egunyu, the Soroti LC V chairperson, says the creation of the new administrative units is meant to take services nearer to the community and reduce the work-load on the available administrative units.
 
 

He says the old administrative units cover very large areas, which affects service delivery to residents. Stephen Olebe, the Speaker Soroti District Council, says the creation of new administrative units will ease the implementation of the decentralization policy.
 

 
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He says they have already submitted the list of the approved lower administrative units to the Local Government Ministry for endorsement.


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Joseph Otim, a resident of Asuret Sub County is excited about the creation of more villages in his area. He says the creation of the villages will create opportunities for youth and other people in the area.

 
Agnes Amukun, a resident of Arapai Sub County has welcomed the creation of 47 new villages in her area, saying it will allow more women to participate in leadership.

 
Once approved by the local government ministry, Soroti district shall have 10 sub counties, three Municipal divisions, 55 parishes and 431 villages. The old sub counties include Arapai, Asuret, Gweri, Kamuda, Katine, Soroti and Tubur.

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.