Stop Fighting, Leaders Told

THE Teso Council of Elders has asked Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong and Teso North MP Arthur Odera to reconcile and unite to promote development.

The elders told the two leaders to forget their differences and work towards improving the livelihoods of Busia residents.

They addressed a press conference at Amagoro town on Monday.

In a statement read by the council’s chairman Stephen Emachar, the elders said the persistent wrangles between Ojaamong and Odera have negatively affected development in the county.

“We call upon the two leaders to convene a meeting where we can dialogue and solve any existing differences,” Emachar said.

Two weeks ago, three people, including Ojaamong’s security officer, were injured after supporters of the governor and Odera fought at a fundraiser in Kengatuny Secondary School, Teso North subcounty.