President Museveni being welcomed by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah and Ms Lamwaka.

Mr. Museveni urged the people of Omoro district to embrace modern production methods in order to tackle the challenge of household income so as to ensure that poverty is driven out of their homes.

Museveni made the remarks during victory celebrations of Catherine Lamwaka the Woman Member of Parliament who won elections after the creation of Omoro district from Gulu. The celebrations took place yesterday at Opit Primary School grounds in Opit Town Council.

During the celebrations, the Museveni handed over dummy cheques worth Shs1.6 billion to six Sub-Counties and one Municipality in support of the National Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) development programmes in Omoro district. He also pledged Shs30 million to the Boda-boda SACCO.

Museveni assured them that all the schools that had been destroyed by a storm will be re-roofed and that the district hospital facility will be granted to the area. While assuring the residents that the road to Moroto is programmed for construction, he used the occasion to hit at the opposition leaders in the district for falsifying facts and for deliberately sidelining the truth.

He commended them for choosing good leaders like Catherine Lamwaka who support and steer government development programmes, “when you vote wrong leaders, you get wrong results,” he added.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah who is also the Omoro legislator observed that it is God who worked through the Museveni for Omoro to achieve a district status. “This reciprocates the fruits of the people in this region who started supporting you politically, President Museveni, long time ago,” he said.

MP Catherine Lamwaka attributed her victory to the support that she got from Mr Museveni when he campaigned for her at two public rallies; one in Omoro County and another in Tochi County.

The celebrations were preceded by an inter-denominational service, led by the Rev. John Baptist Odama, Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese, who emphasized forgiveness, reconciliation and unity of Ugandans. He condemned corruption and human trafficking.

Archbishop Odama commended MP Lamwaka for her dedication to the service of her constituents and further urged her to encourage them to relentlessly work for peace, reconciliation and unity.

Earlier, President Museveni visited the site where the Shs1.6 billion main administrative block for Omoro District, that is being built. The project is expected to be complete early next year.