NEBBI. Alur kingdom in partnership with Forum for Greater Nebbi is to launch a campaign code named “the greater Nebbi we want” in an effort to foster peace and reconciliation among its people.
Greater Nebbi includes the districts of Pakwach, Nebbi and Zombo.
During a meeting with the king at his palace in Kaal Atyak, Warr Sub County in Zombo district on Sunday, the president Forum for greater Nebbi Mr Emilio Odongo said for reconciliation to take place, people need to be selfless by putting greater Nebbi region first in everything they do.
He noted that since 1974 when Nebbi became a district, there has been no unifying factor among the Alur people and leaders which has caused a lot of disunity and low development in the area.
“Disunity among the people of Alur land is for real that I believe has over shadowed all the positive values and that calls for all actors to stand out and fight the vice for the betterment of our great land”, Odongo said.
He said as sons and daughters, there is need to open up a new chapter for reconciliation and love for each other and repentance by putting aside their deferences and selfish interest if they are to have a strong lobbying capacity that will influence the development of the sub region.
The prime minister Alur Kingdom Mr Vincent Ochaya during the meeting appealed to cultural, and religious leaders to join hands and fight the vice.
“It is true as Alur subject, a lot is still needed to be done since most of us as in today’s society have left out the good norms of respect for our leaders which has tarnished the image of Alur kingdom”, Ochaya said.
The king of Alur kingdom his Highness Philip Olar ker Rawuni III who committed himself to support the reconciliation process urged all his subject to support the cause which he said will bring change of attitude towards loving one another as one people.
The initial campaign will see a host of leaders from the kingdom which will include all members of parliament, cultural and religious leaders converge at a yet to be disclosed date and venue to discuss the issues of concern.