MARACHA. The Maracha district internal security officer, Mr George Lagu Atibuni has appealed to the newly elected local council one (LCI) and LCII chairpersons in the district to strictly follow the guidelines in local government act if they are to diligently perform their duties.

While speaking as the chief guest during the LCs’ induction and hand over function held at Oleba sub-county headquarters on Friday, Lagu cautioned the over 100 LC1 and LCII chairperson who attended the event against conspiracy to commit crime.

Lagu was concerned about the outgoing LCs whom he said were accused by a section of the public of conniving with criminals to cause atrocities and havoc in the community especially by writing introduction letters for stolen animals.

Lagu instead asked the new LCs to organize regular security meetings and collaborate with other security agencies to crack down sensitive insecurity cases that may endanger their lives.

He challenged sub-county authorities to secure funds and procure stamps with features that can hardly be forged by wrong elements.

Similarly, Mr Simon Lolim, the Maracha resident district commissioner (RDC) directed all LC1 and LCII chairpersons to focus on developing their areas of operation by ensuring effective service delivery to the people they are heading.

“It is a shame to see that our people are still suffering from water bone diseases because of inadequate clean water. I want all villages without boreholes to be registered and forwarded to the planning unit of the district for consideration,” Mr. Lolim said.

He challenged the LCs to encourage the youth to produce enough food for consumption so as to fight cases of malnutrition and generate income to end the vicious cycle of poverty.

Meanwhile Mr. Kenneth Arubaku, the Oleba sub-county chief urged the participants to consider documenting the challenges in their areas and submit to his office as planning at sub-county level is demand driven.

Arubaku advised the LC’s to avoid political differences that emerged during campaigns at the time of work but accommodate everyone in their village including the electorates who did not stand behind them during the polling day.

The Oluffe sub-county chairperson, Mr Potious Eyotre advised the LCs to lead by example by having sanitary facilities in their homes, avoid early drinking and send their children to school to avoid grooming idlers who provide market for harmful drugs like mairungi and opium.

Mr Wilson Onida, the Etoko village LC1 chairperson promised to ensure that all community access roads to water sources and other institutions in his village are opened, adding that he will also take a deliberate move to see that all school age going children are not kept at home.