NEBBI. Nebbi district councillors have come out demanding for the district community social centre to be named after the former planner, Charles Orombi who died in 2010.
According to Mr Gabriel Ocibre, the district councillor representing Nebbi sub county, Orombi was the main brain behind the establishment of the centre.
He said the Late lobbied for funds for the construction of the centre and as a result, it is worth naming it after him in appreciation.
“We all know how hard Orombi worked as a planner to make our district shine. He lobbied for funds for the district and that is why I want his contribution to be appreciated by naming the centre after him and in his memory,” Ocibre said.
Ms Doreen Odongtho, the district councillor representing the elderly people said it is a good idea to name the centre after Orombi whom she referred to as a fallen Hero of the district.
Meanwhile Mr Ben Ole, the current district planner said Orombi had so many friends in the Netherlands Embassy from whom he used to lobby funds to develop the district.
“Orombi used his influence as a member of the donor group in the ministry of works to plan and lobby for funds for constructing the centre and other offices in the district,” Ole said.
He however, noted that the centre is not fetching much revenue for the district as it was intended due to poor management but suggest that if only it could be tendered out to a private entity, money would be realized.
The Nebbi community social centre is currently housing several offices including Uganda Christian University, NGO forum and shelter for gender based violence among others.