Terego, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uriama sub county LCIII chairperson in Terego district is trouble for reportedly selling off lost and found cattle. Vincent Okot Erema, is accused of selling four lost and found cattle that were recovered in May last year during the time of his predecessor, Lonzino Itrima.
The matter came to the limelight after Jacob Anzo, the representative of Older persons in the sub-county together with the female councilor of Otumbari parish, Nusura Wadiko filed a case of theft against the chairperson at Uriama police post vide SD reference 05/18/10/2022.
According to Anzo, they picked interest in the matter after discovering that at least four heads of cattle that were left by the former sub-county chairperson were missing. He says that the LC3 chairperson allegedly directed the person who was keeping the animals to sell them off although the council had planned to auction the animals.
Nusura Wadiko, the Otumbari female councilor accused the sub-county chairperson of taking an individual decision to sell off the animals without the involvement of the council. She further noted that such assets would generate local revenue for the sub-county if handled well. Okot denied any wrongdoing noting that the allegations leveled against him are just rumors being orchestrated by people who are against his leadership.
This is the second time councilors in Uriama sub-county are up in arms with their leader on allegation of taking decisions without involving the council.