On February 16, Christians commemorated the 40th anniversary since the martyrdom of the third Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Janani Luwum at a colorful ceremony in Mucwini Sub-County Kitgum district.
In a message delivered by Vice President Edward Sekandi during the national event to mark 40 years since Luwums death, Museveni said there can be no better example of the kind of leader the people of Uganda deserve. He also calls upon Ugandans to emulate Luwums humility and steadfast vision for a better Uganda.
The master plan for the site is based on six core concepts that represent the life of Luwum from a humble background to his spiritual journey that eventually led to his murder, on February 16, 1977, during the reign of President Idi Amin Dada.
Michael James Nazir-Ali, the retired bishop of Rochester Diocese in the United Kingdom, tells the gathering attending the Archbishop Luwum memorial to become modern-day missionaries through resisting actions, thoughts and deeds that promote impunity.
Archbishop Stanley Ntagali is leading prayers assisted by at least 26 bishops to remember a church leader who stood his ground in the face political threat and paid the ultimate price. Michael James Nazir-Ali, the retired bishop of Rochester Diocese in the United Kingdom and Mike Hill, the Bishop of Bristol are among the bishops, according to Reverend Francis Okot, the Missions Director of Kitgum Diocese.
Luwum, the then Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire, was murdered on February 16, 1977 in Kampala and is buried at his ancestral home in Wii Gweng Village, in Mucwini Sub County in Kitgum district. Killed together with the Archbishop were two government ministers, Charles Oboth Ofumbi for Internal Affairs and Lt. Col. Erinayo Oryema for Culture.
In preparation for the events, the local committee had hoped to receive at least 500 million Shillings from the initial 1.1 billion Shillings budget presented by the national committee. However, the budget was reduced to 900 million Shillings and eventually to 200 million Shillings, none of which funds has been availed.
A 38-year-old man in Lamwo district is on the run for reportedly assaulting his wife for failing to bear him children. Richard Ojok and 26-year-old Christine Ayoo have been living together for seven years.
Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA is to undertake a fresh valuation of the persons affected under the Acholibur-Musingo road construction project. This follows numerous complaints raised by the affected persons over irregularities in the earlier process.
Hours after losing her Aruu North parliamentary seat, Lucy Achiro Otim says she is unsure of contesting again. The Court of Appeal on Monday threw Achiro out of Parliament over non-compliance with electoral laws during the February 18, 2016 elections.
Since its operationalization in 2010, Lamwo district has been relying on the office of the Resident State Attorney RSA in Kitgum. But police says the process is too costly to sustain because they make numerous trips to Kitgum to sanction files.
Jonathan Rutabingwa, the Lamwo Resident District Commissioner RDC, in an interview noted that after the UPDF rescue mission, some Ugandans who returned to South Sudan have been reported missing, untraceable and presumed dead.
Lamwo Resident District Commissioner RDC Jonathan Rutabingwa says that the process has failed to take off as a result of bureaucratic procedures in the Office of the Prime Minister- OPM. He is however optimistic that the bureaucracy will be overcome.