By Julius Elasu
Voters in Kaberamaido have dropped their incumbent district LC5 chairperson, Alfred Ejoku Osama on grounds that he failed to effectively deliver services which they expected from him.
The voters on Wednesday last week dropped Osama and replaced him with Rex Ekesu.
Osama, during his last campaign in Abalang Trading Center in Oriamo sub-county, claimed that he had worked tirelessly towards developing the district. Incumbent Members of Parliament were also not spared as new faces were sent to Parliament.
The people of Kaberamaido also want their MPs to remind President Museveni to fulfill the pledges he made during his campaign trail.
The president had promised to tarmac Katine-Ochero road which connects Kaberamaido and Kalaki districts to the ferry in Amolatar district in north Kyoga region and Nakasongola district.
Alfred Edakasi Elalalu Olale of NRM was elected MP Kaberamaido County and Jane Awichi as the District Woman Representative. Julius Peter Emigu from the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party was elected MP for Ochero County.
The incumbent legislators who have been caught off guard and denied chance to go back to Parliament include Veronica Isala Eragu (MP Kaberamaido County) and Maria Goretti Ajilo (district woman representative).
Voters say they want their newly elected MPs and district LC5 chairman to avoid repeating the same mistakes the former political leaders made.
They say their former MPs allegedly disappeared after the 2016 elections and resurfaced to befriend electorates to elect them for the 2021-2026 Parliamentary seats.
They urged their MPs to form a coalition and use it as a platform to advocate for creation of Kumam sub-region, saying most government programmes channeled through the ministry of Teso affairs often delay to reach them.
Kaberamaido and Kalaki districts are occupied by the Kumam-speaking people currently under Teso sub-region.
Voters wait at Abalang Primary School polling station in Kaberamaido district to witness vote counting.