LC3 chairperson mortgages government motorcycle for loan

Monday July 1 2019

 

By DENIS OPOKA

Kitgum. The LC3 chairperson of Kitgum-Matidi Sub-county in Kitgum District, Mr Kenneth Oketayot Aro, has landed himself in trouble after he allegedly gave out a government motorcycle as collateral to acquire Shs400,000 loan from a businessman.
The motorcycle is meant to facilitate the movements of LC3 chairpersons while monitoring government programmes in the sub-county for effective service delivery.

Mr Aro is said to have entered an agreement with the businessman early last month to pick the motorcycle this month when he pays the last instalment.
The Resident District Commissioner, Mr William Komakech, has accused Mr Aro of misusing the government property.
“I got information that the LC3 chairperson had offered his motorcycle as security through concerned locals in his sub-county and when I carried out my intelligence, indeed the motorcycle was not being used for the intended work, something that prompted me to probe further and try to find out or establish what happened,” he said.
He instructed police to pick Mr Aro so that he records a statement in regards to the allegation.

Mr Komakech has since picked the motorcycle and handed it over to the sub-county chief as investigations into the matter continue.
Mr Aro said he would respect the law and promised to record his statement with police anytime.
“There are a few things I am sorting out before I report to police to tell my side of the story,” he said.

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