Jude Ogik, the family attorney says cremation was the last wish of the Worlds celebrated legend granted to him on Saturday. He, however, adds that preparations are underway to bring back the ashes to his ancestral home in Pabit Parish, Purongo Sub County, Nwoya district.
The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda is rallying Acholi chiefdom to mainstream its dynamic cultural values, norms and practices in promoting womens rights and empowerment. The foundation on Tuesday launched two bilingual handbooks containing the field findings to guide the chiefdom in promoting women empowerment and womens rights among communities.
The memorial is commemorated every March 21st at Guru - Guru hill, in Lamogi Sub County, Amuru district. The hill has several caves which facilitated the rebellion waged against the British colonial administration to resist gun tax and disarmament.
Gulu district chairperson Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, who is the chairperson of the forum, says a meeting will be held in Gulu on September 29th to further discuss the proposal. He says the event will be used to showcase the heritage potential for tourism attraction to the outside world.
Songs of gratitude replaced the long-term tears and grief upon the return of Irene Lakica who arrived home in Guru Guru Village in Palabek Sub County, Kitgum district on Sunday with three minors, one of whom was born to LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen.
The target is to restore degraded areas by planting at least five million trees in areas whose forest cover was destroyed for Charcoal and fuel wood production. Tree seedlings will be distributed through locally trained community based Nursery tree operators at subsidized rates.
Bishop Ojwang\'s woes stem from his intention to jointly sue the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali and some selected Christians he accuse of opposing his leadership and attempting to force him to accept an early retirement.
In Gulu, on Christmas Eve devout Christians hold mobile musical instruments such as the harps, drums, flutes and handmade jazz stroll through the corridors of villages preaching the gospel of Jesus\' birth.
Seyni Nafo, the African Group spokesperson says recent pledges to the Green Climate Fund are a small step. Funding around US$ 2.4 billion per year is not close to the actual need, and is a far cry from the $100 billion pledged for each year to 2020.
Also known as Kitgum SACCO, the Bank with a saving portfolio of Ugx 2.1 billion has a loan portfolio of Ugx 1.8 Billion among its 15,804 members, according to its financial statements. However, several of their clients failed to meet loan obligations forcing the Sacco to confiscate their properties and enlist them for auction.
A Catholic Church leader in Lamwo district has committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree branch at the compound of another catechist. 40 year old Catechist Kenneth Olanya attached to Sacred Heart parish Madi Opei in Lamwo district used a binding wire to hang himself from an Acacia tree.
Several children in the northern Uganda districts of Kitgum, Lamwo and Pader were diagnosed with Epilepsy at the peak of the nodding syndrome region about two years ago. The disease is symptomized by recurrent seizures caused by brain damage arising out of injury, infection such as encephalitis or meningitis, hormonal problems and tumors.
The move follows years of unsuccessful attempts to harmonize cultural differences related to norms, beliefs and practices of reconciliation among the 55 clans that make up Ker Kwaro Acholi. Polly Phillip Okin Ojara, the newly Appointed Prime Minister of the Institution, says governing the 55 clans by a single Constitution will tantamount to gross violations of the rights of the different clans.