It is a hot Tuesday afternoon and the Principal Human Resource Officer (PHRO) has a neatly folded handkerchief laid beside his desktop. The reason is obvious; the weather has made its demands but duty calls too. The guests to this office are lined up in a queue, with each hopefully waiting for their turn to be a successful one. Each guest though has a different ‘piece of cake’ apportioned to them. Some will be successful while others won’t and the reasons are quite obvious. However, I get to only learn about the difference later as I interact with the duo that manes the office.
On 18th September 2019, we hosted the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Local Government and the State House Comptroller who met with leaders from Madi Sub-Region to launch the commencement of the process to establish a zonal Presidential Industrial Park.
The visit was a follow up on a request made by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni 3months ago when he visited the region on his wealth creation campaign and had promised that the region would be included among other 20 zones where Presidential Industrial Parks would be established.
Forget the opportunity of having a glimpse of the mighty national football team, the thought of such great personalities coming to Adjumani didn’t excite only football lovers.
But like fate would dictate, Uganda Cranes made their first-ever win over the West Nile region, triumphing 3-0 before a fully packed gallery at Paridi Stadium.
The admirable performance was exhibited by Mbarara City winger Ibrahim Orit, URA FC right-back Ashraf Mandela and Vipers Sports Club gangly forward Fahad Bayo who scored on his first calling for the national team for the opener.
The 3rd of July started as a normal day for a select team of leaders and technical staff who were excited about a one-day study tour to Isingiro District Local Government until 13 hours later after they had only covered three-quarters of their journey but were too tired to continue. A joint resolution was then made to stop in the beautiful city of Mbarara and proceed with the journey early the next day.
It is amazing how our health Department continues to soar even higher. This year, during the Annual Regional Joint Performance Review meeting that was held in Pakwach, we received another award for best performance in the TB/HIV and Leprosy control program.
It is no doubt that the discipline within soldiers is quite admirable but to be able to understand the motivation behind it, you would probably have to speak to one of them. On an early morning when I thought it would be a great opportunity to interact with Col Okuonzi Morris, the commander of Operation Wealth Creation in Adjumani, I set out to his office and therein I found him preparing a progress report.
On Tuesday 20th August 2019, the First Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Moses Ali, commissioned sub-projects under Development Response to Disaster Impacts Project (DRDIP) worth 1.4 billion Uganda shillings. The commissioned projects included: the full rehabilitation of Openzinzi - Obilokong road, the District Drug, and vaccines Store and 2 classroom blocks, 5 stances drainable latrine, lightning protection, 10000 L capacity stainless steel rain harvesting tanks at Biyaya Primary School.
Knowledgeable! Ambitious! Hardworking! are arguably the first things that will impress anyone about Dr. Bhoka George, the District Health Officer. I walk into his office and he stands up to usher me in, we exchange pleasantries and sit down almost in unison. His respect for others is quite admirable. It is no doubt that a quick survey had nominated him as a role model figure not just at his department but at the institutional level too.
One year later, the name “Sardinia” has become such a famous one in the Madi Sub Region. About the same time last year during a two-day summit, the Italian Regional Government of Sardinia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Madi Sub Region of Uganda for a project dubbed; “Sardinia Regional Government Madi Sub Region Development Partnership” that seeks to promote Water Resources Management, Environment and Forestry as well as Crop and Livestock development.