Sub County Chairpersons Decry Lack of Transport Means

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Peter Abach, the Karamoja Regional Representative for LC3s in the Uganda Local Government Association, ULGA says that some chairpersons remain home due to lack of transport for monitoring government programmes.

Sub County chairpersons in the Karamoja Sub Region have decried the lack of transport to conduct business.

The LC3s last received motorbikes in 2009 when government purchased about 600 bikes to ease their transport. However, with 1403 sub-counties in the country as per 2016 general elections, a number of the chairpersons are struggling to operate.

In the new Nabilatuk district, none of the sub-county chairpersons has means of transport. They are forced to walk on foot or hire motorcycles to conduct business.

Joachim Loduk, the Nabilatuk Sub County Chairperson says he has never seen the bike meant for his office since being elected.

Loduk says that the lack of transport means has affected the fight against cattle thefts since the leaders can't conduct operations.


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Peter Abach, the Karamoja Regional Representative for LC3s in the Uganda Local Government Association, ULGA says that some chairpersons remain home due to lack of transport for monitoring government programmes.

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However, in the new Nabilatuk district, lack of transport doesn't only affect the LC3s but the entire district. After splitting it from Nakapiripirit district, Nabilatuk received only one vehicle.

Remigio Achia, the area MP says the car has a mechanical condition that does not allow proper business operations in the new district.