Those opposed to Museveni as chief guest fear that his presence at the three-day event will politicise the ceremony and make it difficult for them to engage in meaningful deliberations for the development of their region.
Ker Kwaro Acholi Prime Minister, Olaa Ambrose in a petition to the Commission of Inquiry into Land said the plan to give part of the ranch is ploy by NRM and individuals to grab the land that leaders in Acholi had leased to government for cattle breeding in the sixties.
Okema Lazech Santo, a traditional leader at the Acholi cultural institution, Ker Kwaro Acholi, says that they are moving to restore Wang Oo in every home. Wang Oo is a Luo phrase for bon fire where every member of the family is expected to assemble every evening to share ideas. He says that the forum provided families with the opportunity to bond, learn new values, impart and receive instructions as well as take stock for the day in order to plan for the next day.