By our reporter
Serere District's Pingire County legislator, Fred Opolot, has come under scrutiny from constituents seeking an explanation for his consistent absence from community barazas.
These events are organized to facilitate discussions between district technical staff and the community, addressing various government programs and responding to questions from residents.
The matter was raised by the locals during a community baraza held at Pingire Primary School, organized by Honorable Hellen Adoa, the Woman MP for Serere District, who has been actively engaging with voters through such forums.
Responding to public concerns about the absent MP, Adoa revealed that she had prior phone engagements with Opolot to agree on the baraza dates. However, despite the agreements, Opolot has not appeared for the third consecutive time.
Adoa clarified that she has no intention of contesting in Opolot's constituency and refuted allegations that she sent people to contest on his behalf. She mentioned her collaborative efforts with MP Omoding and certain technical staff leaders.
Expressing disappointment in Opolot's absence, Adoa revealed that some technical staff had been warned against attending community barazas.
She also emphasized that the funds used for these initiatives are her personal contributions, unrelated to the government or NRM highlighting her commitment to transforming Serere District and expressed frustration with Opolot's apparent unwillingness to collaborate.
She underscored their initial plans to mobilize resources and work as a team, pointing out the challenges arising from his non-participation.