The Vice President of the Republic of Uganda also Katakwi District Woman MP Jessica Alupo has told the civil servants and security officers in Katakwi District to desist from engaging themselves in political fights within the district.
The Vice President sounded the remarks during the commissioning of two classroom block at Ongongoja SS constructed by the Japanese Government.
Japanese government spent a total of Uganda Shillings 299 million to construct the two blocks. The construction works started in March 2021 and was completed this year.
The Vice President who spoke at length told the Chief Administrative Officer Katakwi, District Police Commander, ASTU Commander, civil servants and other security agencies present to desist from being used by politicians to fight their wars.
She said that the political situation in Katakwi is still volatile and needs to be streamlined in order for the locals to gain from various development programs.
While making past reference on one of former Katakwi DPC’s whom she didn’t reveal her identities to the public amidst applause from the public for his involvement that marred the NRM primaries in Katakwi District, Alupo said that the security must focus on ending insecurity in the district than accepting to be used to fight wars that are not within their line of duty.
She also appealed to the CAO and other stakeholders to always invite all politicians in the district to attend any function organised in the district to avoid being misquoted.
It’s the First time the Vice President has spoken over the ongoing in fighting within politicians in Katakwi District.
Recently, during the fundraising called by Christians of St. Paul COU Katakwi, the State Minister for Sports Peter Ogwang declared that he had ended row between him and the vice president that has been in existence. Both Alupo and State Minister for Sports Peter Ogwang have been engaged in a bitter split from 2016.
Our sources in Katakwi state that since 2016 split VP Alupo and Minister Ogwang haven’t shared any public event within Katakwi District.TNN also couldn’t independently verify why the soft spoken Alupo took time to advise the civil servants and security officers.
“There no reason why you should be locking horns with us (politicians). Please do your part, don’t mix it with politics. I request that you work for the development of the community and deal with individual criminality through community policing,” Alupo repeatedly said.
She also applauded the Security in Katakwi for containing the Karimojong rustlers.
On the other hand Alupo applauded the Japanese Government for the support rendered to Ongongoja SS while saying that the Government of Uganda is committed in improving the educational standards in the country.
Japanese Ambassador to Uganda HE Fukuzawa Hidemoto while delivering his remarks during the same event noted that the support to Ongongoja was part of the grant assistance for grassroots human security projects (GGP) which uplifts the life of people at the grassroots level.
The scheme according to Hidemoto has supported a total of 274 projects since its initiation to Uganda in 1992.
He said the the Japanese Government is committed to assisting the countries’ efforts on boosting economic growth, achieving sustainable development goals and consolidating peace and good governance..
Meanwhile the Usuk MP Bosco Okiror called on the government to connect electricity to several schools in Katakwi in order to enable them compete with other schools in urban areas.