- Obongi County is not connected to electricity and is dogged with bad roads, which affects development
- The accused Moyo district local government leaders deny the accusations by the Legislature saying it was not correct
- The locals of Obongi County had petitioned the UNHCR over alleged marginalization of projects for the refugees
By Amacha Goli
Moyo-Obongi County MP, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, has said his constituency is being marginalized politically by Moyo district local government.
Fungaroo made the remarks after the botched visit of UNHCR country representative, Joel Boutros, that was slated for April 26, 2018, yesterday in Ndiridri NGOs base camp and Itula Sub country where he was expected to have a dialogue with the people on the petition filed to his office on April 9, 2018.
In a press briefing at Ndiridri after receiving the information that the UNHCR boss called off Obongi trip, he accused the Moyo NRM chairman Asusi Sam, who doubles as LCV secretary for public works, security and disaster management of high handedness and being the master mind behind all forms of the ongoing sabotage meted against the people in Obongi.
“The people of Obongi according to Fungaro are deeply disappointed with the malicious diversion of the UNHCR country representative who would have responded to their petition accordingly,” he said.
Now some opinion leaders in Obongi have warned that the gross marginalization of the people of Obongi must stop henceforth or else, the available option will be to expel all the NGOs from Obongi and avail enough land for the refugees for food production inquest of self-reliance since Obongi has got the history of hosting self-settled refugees.
Meanwhile Moyo district chairman Anyama Williams however rubbished the accusation of the Obongi County MP as empty and full of propaganda referring him to the five years’ development plan of the district.
Anyama Williams has instead advised the Obongi legislator to acquaint himself with the 2017-2018, budget of Moyo district local government and the work plan before making statements which he called was not correct.
Asusi Sam also says the statement of Fungaroo is malicious and intends to soil his long and hard earned image by orchestrating lies and venting his frustrations against an innocent person like him.
The UNCHR country representative Joel Boutros ended his familiarization tour in Adjumani district today at Olia prisons in Pakele Sub county where he commissioned a multi-million piped water project that was funded under REHOPE.