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Police Foils Planned Demonstration Over Apac District’s Weak Administration

 

There is heavy  deployment of armed police  at the district headquarters  of Apac  as residents threaten to  carry out massive demonstration against district leaders over alleged embezzlement of  public fund .

At  around 9 am this morning , the anti riot police were deployed  following  the  planned  protest allegedly masterminded  by   Kwania Law maker Tonny Ayo.

David Mudong Ongom , the North Kioga Region Police Spokesperson confirmed this to us this afternoon.

This comes just in less than a  week  after  the Parliamentary committee on Accountability on Local government  ordered police to investigate the  district’s  local government officials  during a meeting in Lira town.

Last week, the parliamentary committee  ordered Bob Okai , the Apac  district  LC5 chairman along with other district officials  to record statements at the police following their failure to account for public fund.

Meanwhile  the Kwania county member of parliament Tonny Ayo who was  accused of masterminding the protest , has  refuted the allegation. He however said angry residents are collecting the signatures to petition the office of the Inspector General of Police  Kale  Kayihura and president to show their grievances over the poor administration by the officials of the district.

The residents according to Tonny Ayo are  demanding for immediate removal of the district officials  from Apac district.

 

By JK Olot

 

 

 

 

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