Dad and mom abandon 9-year-old daughter over swollen cheek

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By BILL OKETCH

A pair in Lira Municipality, Lira District is claimed to have deserted their 9-year-old daughter over her swollen proper cheek.
Priscilla Akongo was deserted in 2015 earlier than she began education.
The situation which baffled her mother and father; Ms Rebecca Awor and Peter Ayo, is claimed to have began round 2013 when Akongo had simply turned two.

Across the identical interval, Akongo was taken to Orum Well being Centre IV in Otuke District the place the swollen half was lower in an try to unravel the issue.
Sadly, that operation appeared unsuccessful because the swelling returned and this time larger.

The lady who is sort of enthusiastic and likes being at school, was born on April 30, 2011.
Akongo, a major three pupil at Burlobo Major Faculty in Adekowok Sub-county, now spends her life together with her grandmother, Lucy Okello, at Ayago Village, Railways Division in Lira Municipality.
The lady says her mom, who hails from Tororo District, fled together with her follower when she was 4 years previous. Akongo’s father is claimed to be a driver however she doesn’t know precisely the place he lives.

Priscilla Akongo with her head teacher, Ms
Priscilla Akongo together with her head trainer, Ms Sekondina Akidi at Burlobo Major Faculty in Adekowok Sub-county in Lira District in February 2020. PHOTOS BY BILL OKETCH

“My mother and father had been residing at Ayago in Railways Division by then however when the swelling began, my mom took me to grandma who was residing close by after which she disappeared up to now,” Akongo recounts.

Mr Patrick Olwit Ogwang, the Lira District Inspector of Faculties, first met the lady in 2019. This was when Mr Olwit visited the lady’s class and noticed her throughout his routine faculty inspection responsibility for third time period.
“I even made a house go to to the place she lives in the beginning of time period one in 2020 and had an interface together with her grandparents. I included her state of affairs in my time period three inspection report [2019] to different stakeholders however I really feel she wants instant assist,” Mr Olwit stated.

“I’m due to this fact, making a passionate attraction to well-wishers to return to her support because the grandparents are growing old and poverty stricken.”
Ms Sekondina Akidi, the pinnacle trainer of Burlobo Major Faculty, says the lady loves her research and doesn’t miss faculty.
“I usually decide her up at her free time and we chat whereas I encourage her to proceed with research,” the pinnacle trainer stated.
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