David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN that their findings attribute the high cases to the COVID-19 lockdown, which has been characterized by the high level of poverty, closure of all learning institutions, lack of parental guidance and moral decadence among others.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview, Rwot Acana says the cultural institution was right to intervene in the marriage woes in the region saying the ceremony had turned commercial and uncultured.
Rwot Acana told URN during an interview at his palace in Gulu City that the current level of sexual abuse meted out at young girls and violence against children in the Acholi Sub Region and other parts of the country call for collective responsibility.
Ambrose Olaa, the Prime Minister Acholi Chiefdom, says they also spent over Shillings 500,000 monthly on water and electricity bills. He notes that currently the Paramount Chief foots the bill using his savings yet the institution is being used as a coordination center for the 57 sub chiefdoms in Acholi Sub Region