Despite receiving 50 million shillings, Gulu politicians are angry that the district was not listed among those recognised as being battered by the nodding disease syndrome.
In the letter dated 17 May 2012 written by the National Committee on Management of Nodding Disease Syndrome to parliament, a copy which Acholi Times saw, the government has formed a 17 member committee chaired by Dr Stephen Malinga, the Minister in charge of Disasters Preparedness, refugee and Health and other sixteen individuals including MPs from Kitgum, Lamwo and Pader.
John Okwonga, the Secretary for Education and Health in Gulu district questioned why Gulu was sidelined and yet there are cases that have confirmed.
Okwonga called on the government to support Gulu as other districts so that the hundreds of cases of nodding disease can be recorded and the victims assisted.
In early March, the LCV Gulu District Martin Ojara Mapenduzi filed a complaint to the Ministry of Health after Gulu district was left out in the list of Districts that would benefit from a 7 billion allocation to support districts in managing the disease.
Gulu Woman MP Betty Aol Ocan equally wondered why other districts such as Lamwo, Kitgum and Pader have received each one 24 seater van while Gulu has been sidelined. By A Web design Company
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