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Lango Parliamentary Group to Hold Emergency Meeting Today

Members of Parliament from the Lango sub-region are set to meet on Thursday to iron out perilous differences among members.

ChimpReports has learned that some members are not contented with the leadership of the group under Dokolo South MP, Felix Okot Ogong.

Top on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting is the monthly contribution of Shs 300,000 which members say is never put to productive use but perennially used for selected funerals in the constituencies of MPs with quick access to the account.

A member who asked not to be named said the group has no single strategic plan and has never implemented a single project since the beginning of 10th Parliament in July 2016.

“We are yet to see a developmental project being initiated or implemented by the Lango Parliamentary Group. The leadership is becoming a liability,” he said.

“The millions contributed by members every month have never been committed to industrious activity other than for burial.”

In January four MPs from the group including; Okello Anthony of Kyoga, Amolatar district woman representative Doreen Amule, Kole county’s Bonny Okello and Christine Achen of Alebtong district withdrew their monthly contributions citing lack of direction.

Some members also feel cheated by the alleged opportunistic tendencies of their leaders who take advantage of the group for personal gain.

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In August and September 2018 group Chairman Okot-Ogong and Publicity Paul Amoru reportedly went to United States for Uganda North America Association convention on behalf of the group without informing the members.

“We sat and sent our leaders to the Speaker for the opportunities. When they reached there, we didn’t hear any feedback only to see them travelling to UNAA,” another source said.

The crisis meeting is scheduled to take place at Parliament at 10am.

Efforts to reach Okot-Ogong and Amoru were futile as they don’t pick our repetitive phone calls.

The LPG Treasurer, Peter Ocen confirmed the tomorrow’s planned meeting.

“I am currently in Mombasa for Parliament work but there is LPG meeting tomorrow,” said Ocen.

Two ministers from the sub-region are also bitterly clashing over the location of construction of a hospital donated by the Chinese firm building Karuma hydro power project.

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