Government has finally succumbed to mounting pressure from Gulu leaders after heightened promises of a protest.
On Thursday 25th, Gulu leaders led by Kilak MP, Gilbert Olanya and the district LCV Martin Ojara Mapinduzi threatened to mobilize people to come and sit on all roads in Gulu if the government does not open up the district.
They said that the government is telling lies by declaring Gulu as one of the place highly affected by the virus, saying that they have so far got only four contacts from the district. Three of these were already discharged yet they were contacts from truck drivers who were crossing into Gulu fro South Sudan and Telugu town in Amuru district.
The Gulu leaders called up media to show their defiance, promising that no more trucks would pass in any Gulu road. They also presented the matter on the parliament floor.
Yesterday 26th June, Minister Aceng promised to open up the municipality-turned city on Monday, bringing down the heightened pressure in the acholi region.
According to a letter addressed to the Acholi parliamentary group, it is already confirmed that 29th June which is a Monday will be the opening date of the district. The leaders had given government a two days altimatum.