April 15, 2024

Politicians accused of fighting Lango cooperative union

Maruzi County MP Maxwell Akora

By Isaac Okello (isaac.okello@vol.co.ug)


The chairperson, Lango Cooperative Union also Maruzi County MP, Maxwell Akora has accused some politicians in Lango of fighting to cause the collapse of Lango Cooperative Union.

Maxwell Akora made the remarks at the Annual General Meeting of Lango Cooperative Union held at the union offices in Lira city on Saturday.

He said they were to receive some funds from ministry of finance, but some politicians are allegedly fighting to block this move.

Akora said this financial year, they plan to establish a water processing plant worth 1 billion shillings for saccos under Lango Cooperative Union.

He said they expect to receive from government 12 billion shillings to support the cooperative union.

Ambrose Mugweri who represented minister of trade and Registrar of Cooperatives said government plans to reinstate the cooperative bank that was closed in 1997.

Mugweri warned against intrigue which may lead to the collapse of the Lango cooperative union.

Members of Lango Cooperative Union approved their budget for 2023/2024 financial year worth over 3 billion shillings.

Hellen Angom, a member of Lango Cooperative Union from Acaba Sub County in Oyam district called for financial support to the union members in rural areas to support their growth.

Umar Atim Juma from Loro Town Council said, Lango Cooperative Union should use its budget to support the development of Lango sub region as a whole

Wacio Dickens from Apac District said the budget approved by the union is viable but needed some bit of scrutiny.