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Drama as Police Blocks Opposition MPs from visiting Apaa sub-parish

The Leader of the Opposition, Hon Betty Aol Ochan together with a number of lawmakers MPs touring Northern Uganda have been blocked from visiting Apaa sub-parish on the Amuru/Adjumani border where unrest among locals has led to death and destruction of property.

The LOP is in Northern Uganda on a weeklong tour that will see her visit schools and hold meetings with local leaders in the region.

Aol Ochan is leading a team of Members of the Opposition an oversight visit to assess the status of infrastructure, quality of services in the health facilities and working conditions of the health workers.

The Opposition is also seeking to know the rate of girl child school dropouts, status of provision of sanitary towels in schools and the overall management of refugees in camps.

On day one of her visit on Wednesday, 13 February 2019, Aol Ochan met students of Pope Paul VI Anaka Secondary School in Nwoya who she encouraged to value education as a means of improving their livelihoods.

Today as she tried to proceed to Apaa sub-parish on the Amuru/Adjumani border, the delegation was blocked by the Police over unclear circumstances that forced lawmakers to exchange bitter words.

The Leader of the Opposition was accompanied by Hon Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda (FDC, Kira Municipality); Hon Lucy Achiro (Indep. Aruu North); Hon Lucy Akello (FDC, Aumu District) and Hon Robinah Ssentongo ( DP, Kyotera District).

The others are   Hon Luttamaguzi Semakula (DP, Nakaseke South); Hon Okin P.P Ojara (Indep. Chua West); Hon Julius Ochen (Indep. Kapelebyong) and Hon Bernard Atiku ( Indep. Ayivu).

The team will tour Amuru, Gulu, Kitgum and Lamwo districts.

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