- Palorinya hosts a huge number of South Sudan refugees and the district leaders want to curve it out of Obongi
- The political fights may affect the operationalization of the new Obongi district that is set to start next year in July
- Already, the district local government leaders are soliciting for signatures to back their quest to create the new Sub-county
By Salama Ali
Moyo- A section of locals from Palorinya Sub-county have opposed the move to create Palorinya Sub-county that would be curved out of Obongi County.
Mr David Anyanzo, one of the locals, said this moved was intended to politically strangle Obongi which is in plans to become a district. “This plan should be rejected because all along we have been peaceful under Obongi County. If the leaders want to carve us out to be part of Moyo district, then their plans should fail because we do not want more wrangles.”
The Obongi County MP, Mr Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, said that the plan is being mooted by few politicians who want it for selfish interest.
“Palorinya cannot be taken to be under Moyo district because it is already planned for under the new Obongi district that will start operating next year in July. So, this plan is wrongly intended to deprive Obongi people with services. We shall petition the Speaker of Parliament and Minister of Local government to reject this ill-intentioned move.”
Palorinya is an area in Itula Sub-county that hosts majority of the South Sudan refugees where huge amounts of money are injected to manage the refugees.
For decades, the people of Obongi have been accusing the Moyo district leadership of sidelining them in service delivery. This was a ripe reason for the Obongi people to request for a district, which has now been granted.