Alebtong: Why Omara Olili days as RDC is decreasing

Alebtong RDC Josephine Omara Olili. Internet photo.

Alebtong—2, June 2020: From Wuhan City in China to Africa—East Africa and finally Uganda; and straight to Alebtong district local government, the novel coronavirus disease [Covid-19] has caused problems and is also causing much confusion to humanity.

Some elites are enjoying what they should give to the vulnerable poor due to the pandemic and lockdown. Majority of the population are living in poverty, distress and unaware of what tomorrow brings for them.

Some leaders across the country have been accused of misusing the donations, including millions given by central government or locally donated for their different districts to fight Covid-19.

Whereas no arrest has been made or an interdiction of the accused over the same, in Lango sub-region, two Resident District Commissioners [RDCs] are set to be interdicted by their Appointing Authority soon.

TND News has exclusively learnt that one of the RDCs whose days are said to be lessening might be removed from office completely without further excuse.

Josephine Omara Olili—is the victim—the publication has been told.

Ms Olili is the Alebtong RDC who has served as Museveni’s district aide for 16 months.

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According to sources who spoke to TND News a fortnight ago and early this week, the RDC has lost trust, favour and respect from “everyone”.

Sources who spoke on condition of anonymity revealed that the RDC has failed to handle and manage the Covid-19 district task-force affairs. Another claim is that a bigger percentage of the task-force members are “are angry with her leadership”.

She is also being accused of not sending funds, and other relief items to sub-county task-forces. For example, Abia sub-county task-force on Covid-19 is angry with her.

On her impending sacking, another source added: “We heard about this exciting news nearly two weeks ago and some people at the district and sub-counties celebrated it. I have not heard of the same excellent news [of her sacking] in recent days.”

The RDC is being accused of “pausing many official activities” in the district that needs her input in case she’s out of the district. Some say she does not delegate her duty to anybody.

Another accusation is that Ms Olili has been sabotaging some well-wisher’s goodwill to the district task-force and this, according to an unconfirmed report, has reached the Office of the President.

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A source, working with Office of the President told this publication Monday afternoon that both the President and National Taskforce on Covid-19 have been informed of the RDC’s conduct while receiving donations from some humanitarian people.

“You know her actions, if proven to be true disobeys President’s earlier call for donations from individual, organisations and companies to both local and national task-forces on Covid-19. A report against her has been received and is being analysed before a final decision,” one official in the office of the Appointing Authority said on condition of anonymity.

On Tuesday, RDC Olili attended a road committee meeting at the district headquarters and she “was okay”.

Pending verification of the truth in coming hours, they have approved a prominent businessman from Lira whose wife is a Woman MP to replace Ms Olili as the acting RDC, Alebtong.

 This is a developing story.

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