Three Held For Selling Cow Under Restocking Program

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Manshur Suwed, the Central North Region Police Spokesperson says Ojule received a cow through the Office of the Prime Minister under the Livestock restocking program and sold it to Okello at Shillings 400,000.

Three people in Alebtong district are in trouble over the sale of a cow distributed under the Livestock restocking program. They are Cildo Obonyo, Martine Ojule, and Moses Okello. The trio is being held at Alebtong Central Police Station.
 
Manshur Suwed, the Central North Region Police Spokesperson says Ojule received a cow through the Office of the Prime Minister under the Livestock restocking program and sold it to Okello at Shillings 400,000.
 
According to Manshur, the suspects will be charged for breach of contract. In his statement to Police, Ojule admits having sold the cow to enable him sort out his urgent financial needs. Rogers Pekoya, the Alebtong District Police Commander says they picked up the suspects on a tip off from residents of Apala Sub County, where Ojule hails from.



According to Pekoya, they have been receiving reports about the rampant sell of cows distributed under the Livestock restocking program. Rebecca Amuge Otengo, the State Minister for Northern Uganda has asked Police to intensify operations to curb the sale of the cows distributed under the Livestock restocking program.



She cautions the beneficiaries of the Livestock restocking program against selling of the animals saying this goes against the regulations of the program. Government introduced the Livestock restocking program to support families affected by the Northern Uganda war.