Residents in Gambella refocused on development activities
Addis Ababa, July 31 (WIC)–Residents of Gambella State have fully refocused their attention on development activities as security forces and the public managed to contain anti-peace elements’ recent attempt to spoil peace in the region.
Chief Administrator of Gambella State, Umod Ubong, made the above statement while presenting report to the 4th regular session of the State’s Council here on Monday, July 30, 2012.
Umod said that some 30 people were killed and 20 injured in an attack occurred in the state by anti-peace and anti-development forces two months ago.
Of the 59 people put under police custody in connection with the attack, the cases of 29 people are being heard at the Federal High Court, he said. The remaining 30 people were freed after receiving education, he added.
In its yesterday’s session, the Council striped the immunity of four members of the Council from prosecution.
Deputy Speaker of the State’s Council, Ashene Estin, on his part said the detention of the anti-peace forces would enable to attain the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP).
A lot is expected from members of the council towards eliminating corruption and malpractice that deter economic growth and bring poverty in the state, he said.
In its two-day session, the Council is expected to approve various proclamations and appointments, it was noted.
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