David Amone, the Acholi Chiefdom Production Officer and member of the Acholi Working Committee on Charcoal said they are developing an environment action program to protect and preserve the environment.
Cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation FGM is at the heart of international campaigns for abolition. In Acholi, handing out virgin girls to bereaved families as remedy for murder has been abolished.
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.
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.
According to Invisible Children, which is facilitating the trip under its Come Home Campaign, the presence of Acellam on the team is meant to boost the confidence of the fighters that they can be set free.