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Acholi Chiefdom Seeks UGX 300 Million for Cultural Festival :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Acholi Chiefdom Seeks UGX 300 Million for Cultural Festival

On Tuesday Rwot Acana sounded the Royal drum locally known as Bul Pa Rwot to invite his subjects to join this years festival.
The Paramount Chief of Acholi Chiefdom His Highness David Onen Acana II Sounding The Royal Drum
Acholi Chiefdom is seeking 300 million shillings to fund the second edition of Acholi cultural festival.

Ambrose Olaa, the Prime Minister of Ker Kwaro Acholi, the Acholi cultural institution said the money is required to facilitate various activities during the festival including facilitating different cultural dance groups and clans to participate in the festival on December 16th.

Olaa said out of the 300 Million Shillings, only 20 million has been raised. He said the institution is mobilizing the resources from subjects and community leaders.

Last year, the chiefdom hosted the inaugural festival at Kaunda grounds in Gulu town drawing an estimated 10,000 revellers from different parts of the country and the diaspora.

Officiating the ceremony, President Yoweri Museveni commissioned Aduku pa Rwot (the Royal Basket) with a donation of 20 Million shillings.

David Onen Achana II, the Paramount Chief of Acholi chiefdom said the festival is a platform to project culture for productivity, economic recovery and tourism.

On Tuesday, Rwot Acana sounded the Royal drum locally known as Bul Pa Rwot to invite his subjects to join this year's festival.

In addition to traditional artefacts, local cuisines, drinks and performances will be exhibited.