Independent Presidential Candidate Gen Henry Tumukunde Kakurugu
has said the people of Acholi people deserve a change of government than anyone
else. Tumukunde argues that the time is now for the people in Northern Uganda
to liberate themselves.
Gen Tumukunde says that the region is still reeling from the effects of the two
decades Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rebel war, despite a sitting government that
has been in power for 35 years.
Addressing his supporters in Lai and Padibe Trading Centers in
Padibe Town Council in Lamwo District on Tuesday, Tumukunde highlighted the
skyrocketing unemployment among the youth in the region and limited
government’s intervention to empower farmers to produce marketable crops right
from the time they were confined in internally displaced people’s Camps- IDPs.
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Close to over one million locals in Acholi sub-region remained in
concentration camps at the height of LRA war and were reliant mostly on relief
food aid from Humanitarian aid agencies.
Gen Tumukunde says he will be better placed to help address the
challenges the locals are passing through at the moment since he witnessed
their sufferings while serving as an army commander at the Fourth Infantry
Division in Gulu.
He promised to deliver a new generation of politics in the country
once elected into the country’s highest office.
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Patrick Okello, one of the residents of Padibe Town Council
welcomed Gen Tumukunde’s message on delivering a new generation of politics and
focus on rebuilding jobs for the unemployed youth in the region.
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Gen Tumukunde is expected to hold a campaign meeting with his supporters later
in Kitgum before proceeding to the neighbouring Agago district.