The issues came yesterday at Katakwi primary hall while the Ngariam County Mp Hon. Peter Ogwang who doubles as the State Minister for Education and sports (SPORTS) was tasking the Town clerk Joseph Okure to explain why councilors and other civil servants decided to allocate themselves plots that were Government Owned.
Ogwang had organised a meeting of opinion leaders, religious and elected leaders, Town council and District leadership among others to discuss matters of development in Town Council.
The angry Local Government Minister said that, he read the post on social media that was showing how Katakwi Town council messed-up with the Government property hence, being prompted to take much interest in the matter.
” Yesterday 12th of November 2022, I was in Katakwi to commission a 317 million bulky cooperative project but later also followed the posts on social media where the Town clerk of Katakwi confessed that, he was under pressure by Hon. Councilors to be given Government plots, I’m handling this matter very soon” Raphael Magezi on phone.
Minister said whoever took gov’t land must return
“Who permitted them and is that how local government operates? This is comedy” The Minister shouted.
Hon. Magezi said that whoever took a government plot must return and also faces a serious arrest saying, they have showed the public and government how hungry they are.
The Katakwi Town clerk Mr. Joseph Okure said that, the Town had the remaining Eight (08) Residential plots which the Hon. Councilors amounted pressure that they should be given or Distributed to them.
Reliable Reports indicate that, the distributed plots have been developed while some were sold off by angry councilors.
The said plots are allocated in the Wards of; Western, Northern, and Central all in Katakwi Town Council. Other issues discussed were of roads, health and water, electricity and others.
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