NEBBI. The newly elected Nebbi municipal officials have been sworn in office.

The officials who included the Mayor and his councillors took oath of service before the Nebbi chief magistrate, Mr Daniel Lubowa at the Nebbi municipal headquarters on Thursday.

During the swearing in ceremony, Lubowa called upon the leaders to continue with the cooperation they have always had if they are to develop the Municipality.

Mr Geoffrey Ngiriker, the newly elected Mayor and the councillors were sworn in amidst jubilation from the members of the public.

Shortly after the swearing in, the councillors also elected one of their own, Mr Jackson Jakisa as the new Speaker of Nebbi municipal council.

Jakisa later appealed for unity geared towards the development of the new municipality.

“I’m ready to work with everyone for the betterment of this municipality. We need to work as a team to attract investors to this municipality,” Jakisa said.

Mr William Esrom Alenyo, the Nebbi district chairperson urged the newly elected leaders to work for the people who elected them through good service delivery.

“The local revenue is low but we should do what we can to develop the Municipality and the district at large,” Alenyo added.

He urged the newly elected councillors to get friends and lobby for funds to help in the infrastructural development.

Alenyo however, noted that for the case of the district, there are already plans to tarmac the roads that lead to the district and municipal headquarters.

Meanwhile Mr Geoffrey Ngriker, the Nebbi municipality Mayor pledged to work with everyone in a bid to serve the people of Nebbi irrespective of their tribe, religion and party affiliation.

“As I take on this leadership role, my vision is to transform this municipality into a modern status with clean environment, good infrastructure, economically sustainable population and timely services in areas of health, education, water and sanitation,” Ngriker promised.

The district was awarded a municipality status in July 2017.