By Ritah Nakamya
Dokolo North County has in the space of four years registered significant infrastructural, service and human capital development: thanks to the initiatives and lobbying made by the area Member of Parliament, Paul Amoru.
Shs 400m construction of Science and Computer laboratories, establishment of two Health Centers IIIs, modern ambulance to safely transfer referral medical cases, irrigation schemes and youth and women poverty alleviation schemes are some of the developments Amoru brought to his people hence the unprecedented move to support him for MP against the NRM flagbearer Ogwal Goli.
Judith Acar, the NRM boss for Okwalongween told our reporter that the party members and constituents of Dokolo North are proud of the achievements made by their MP Paul Amoru Omiat which include: delivering a modern ambulance to support the referrals of patients in critical conditions to hospitals, worked with partners and established two health centers 111’s one in Adok and another in Bata to provide subsidized and quality health care services, engaged government and secured resources from to construct over 17 kilometers road from Bata to Agali.
In the area of Eduction Acar says Amoru lobbied President Museveni to support Iguli girls and Dokolo Girls secondary schools where the president gave 400 million for construction of a science laboratory and a computer laboratory respectively, lobbied from UCC and delivered over 20 computers for Agwata Secondary School, supported over 1000 youth by helping them to start income generating activities through the distribution of the goats’ scheme.
Geoffrey Opio Ekong says in 2016 in a rear occasion,President Museveni was invited by Hon Amoru and came for the first time in the history of Dokolo District as a visitor where he went to four different places.This visit according to Opio Ekong brought enormous development including a donation of over Eight Million shillings for the completion of Our Lady of Africa Agwata Catholic Church,Irrigation scheme for a farmer a one Ogwal Fred in Amwoma,pledge to construct Amodo bridge,over 400 million for construction of computer and science laboratories at Iguli and Dokolo Girls secondary schools respectively.
All the subcounty Chairpersons and 47 out of 49 Parish Chairpersons have since abandoned the NRM flagbearer and declared support for Amoru. They said opposition influenced the NRM primaries on September 4, 2020 to get a weak party candidate that they can defeat in the general elections.