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Meet Newton Noble Odongo: Lira City West MP hopeful

(Last Updated On: 14 August 2023)

Lira I Political debates and statements by those interested in vying for elective seats in the 2026 general elections have started. 

In July, the Electoral Commission (EC) released the roadmap for the 2026 general elections, including activities it will undertake before that time.

Both the incumbents and those jogging to unseat them are working day and night to convince their respective electorates why they must be voted.

Today, this publication examines Newton Noble Odongo who has shown interest to contest for Lira City West MP seat in 2026. The constituency is currently represented by Obong Vincent Shedrick (IND).

Odongo tells TND News he’s going to empower Lira City West through experienced leadership, developmental and management programmes.

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“As a seasoned development and project management professional as well as businessman, I blend my expertise and experience to drive meaningful change,” he says, Monday.

Concentrating his message to the people of Lira City West on “Your Voice, Your Choice, Your Leader for Progress,” Noble says with a strong educational foundation in environment and natural resources, project planning and management, international cooperation and humanitarian aid, he’s equipped with the knowledge to navigate complex challenges.

On solutions-driven governance, says his extensive background in governance and community development ensures he knows how to find real solutions to both rural and urban challenges.

“My ability to strategically budget and deliver essential services will uplift lives across Lira City West.

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“Building bridges with international governments, NGOs and foundations is Newton’s forte,” he says, adding, “My skills in international cooperation open doors for resources and opportunities that will propel our community forward.’

Describing himself as having a “down-to-earth nature”, Odongo says he has an unwavering passion for catalyzing change – with a heart dedicated to the transformation of Lango and Northern Uganda.

“2026 isn’t just an elective year – it’s an opportunity for a brighter future,” he stated.

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