The heavy deployment of police personnel and trucks didn’t deter hundreds of locals who joined Kyagulanyi from Pager Bridge for a procession that lasted nearly 30 minutes to his campaign venue at the District Forest Institute in Pandwong Division.
The pilgrims began their journey on January 29th visiting, Namirembe, the former archbishop’s palace, Kampala Serena hotel, the former Nile Manson and Nakasero, the former headquarter of the then state research bureau were Luwum was killed.
In Gulu district, Members of Gulu Women Diary Cooperatives are heartbroken after a 3,000-liter Milk Cooler procured by NAADS became idle due to the breakdown in the Pasteurizer that should power the cooler. The farmers are struggling to get the plant working again.
This sort of relationship began as early as 1964 when the African traditional drums from Uganda were admitted for the very first time into the Vatican Church quarters for the canonization of the 45 Uganda Martyrs. Since that time the African drums continue to sound in the confines of the Church vestries as diverse cultural heritage intoxicates the bloodline of religion.
The pilgrims started the walk with just their Bibles, Rosary and faith in their hearts determined to arrive at the final resting place of the Uganda Martyrs at Namugongo, located about 332 Kilometers away from their homeland.
The clouds threatened to disrupt the polls after weeks of dry spell with drizzles clearing at about 11am in the morning. Suzan Auno, a voter in Layibi Division said the rains could not deter her from exercising her rights after a long time of waiting.
Horyal Investments Holdings Company Limited, the company undertaking the development says they have already spent 70 million dollars in starting the project being headed by a Somali born entrepreneur, Dr. Amina Hersi Moghe.
They were under instruction to arrest or kill the self-styled mystic and prophet, who launched a bloody rebellion three decades ago in northern Uganda. The United Nations says the LRA has slaughtered more than 100,000 people and abducted 60,000 children since it was set up in 1987.
The ecumenical event was presided over by Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese, the Anglican Bishop of Northern Uganda Diocese Johnson Gakumba and the Leader of Orthodox Church in Gulu, Father Julius Orach.
The situation is not very different in Pader district where livestock farmers still drive their animals to dry river valleys in search of muddy water. Over the last few days, heavy torrential rainfall splashed a ray of hope over the northern Uganda town..
They addressed victims of the May 19th 2004 Lords Resistance Army Massacre in Lukodi Village in Bungatira Sub County, 17KM North of Gulu Town calling for truth telling, reconciliation and accountability.