Aruu North has suffered a lot from political battles by politicians making the local people miss out on developmental projects from the central government.
“Leaders should learn to front people’s issues than engaging in useless fights. As the NRM party flag bearer for Aruu North County, I am a mile ahead of my rivals. The people of Aruu have spoken and decided who they want as a leader and it is because I promised to lead them,” a joyful Mr Ochen told our reporter this morning.
Ochen garnered 1,431 votes giving his opponents a run for their money at every polling station and he was announced the winner by the NRM Electoral Commission of Pader district at 5:32 am. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Makerere University Business School and a Master of Research and Public Policy from Uganda Christian University.
He said unlike his rivals who have not been on the ground, using his background and research, he is aware of the people’s problems including Health, Education, accesses to clean Water, in general, what they want and how they can be helped to go over them.
“It’s upon leaders to identify opportunities and lobby from networks within and outside the constituency so that there is efficiency & effectiveness in service delivery. There should be a deliberate strategy to tap into such matters” he added.
Ochen’s manifesto focuses on empowering the natives to improve livelihoods so that they can embrace government programs and also have self-initiative projects.
Ochen says to address such community issues requires a leader who can reset mindsets and result-oriented like him and above all with an inquisitive mind that tackles problems technically and policy-wise.