PAKWACH: Former Anglican Church Bishop of Uganda Arch Bishop His Grace Henry Luke Orombi has urged elected leaders to foster unity as they execute their duties for holistic development.

The retired prelate who hails from Amor village in Pakwach district said with unity, leaders should serve without discrimination.

He urged the politicians to accommodate dissenting views from those that disagreed with their ideologies during the campaign and also unite the natives working and residing outside the district to come back and develop their home district.

Orombi was speaking during the swearing in ceremony of the district councilors at Kapita Pakwach district headquarters. He reminded the councilors of dangers of internal bickering that derails service delivery urging them to evoke God's wisdom.

"As leaders do a lot of listening than talking, that's why God created us with two ears with one mouth, so listen more and talk less, serve all the people and desist from greed and corruption", he warned.

The retired Archbishop who is now the caretaker of Nebbi diocese also cautioned them against viewing political positions as jobs but rather as opportunities that God has entrusted them to serve His people through unity, wisdom and humility.

Retired Arch bishop HLORetired Arch bishop Henry Luke Orombi blesses the councillors after taking oaths. PHOTOS BY GEOFREY ACHORA.

The 25 councilors after taking oaths promised to work in unity to fulfil the mandate of the community.

Mr Robert Steen Omito, who retained his position as district chairman promised to fight corruption and realize the value for money in different government projects meant to uplift the welfare of the community.

Ms Stella Abyeto, the Pakwach district Chief Administrative officer (CAO) promised to enhance the cordial relationship between the technical and political wing of the district for development.

The council maintained Ms Christin Madawun and Ms Zatina Akello Ozelle as district speaker and deputy respectively.

Mr Ben Owiny was appointed district vice chairman, Mr Mike Okethwengu took the Finance docket while Ms Dorothy Awori took over Production and marketing portfolio. Community services and social work is taken over by Ms Dinah Auma.