The chairperson of Lango Parliamentary Group who is also the woman MP for Kole District Judith Alyek, issued a statement calling off the demonstration saying a new course of action will be taken after meeting the president. But Moses Okot, the Kyoga County MP who is also the vice-chairperson LPG has gone ahead to issue another, contradicting statement, saying the demo will still happen as planned
Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG) have called off their earlier planned demonstration
over the poor status of Lira
Kamdini road after meeting the president.
association had organized a peaceful demonstration over the road which for years has claimed lives or its users.
press briefing held on Wednesday, the association issued a 24- hour ultimatum
to the government to come up with action points over the poor status of the road
and threatened to hold a peaceful demonstration along the said road if their
demands are not met.
the LPG leadership was summoned by the president for a meeting
on Friday. During the meeting, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni asked to meet the leadership of Lango at Alidi Primary school in Oyam District on Saturday afternoon.
Shortly after the meeting, Judith Alyek, the chairperson Lango
Parliamentary Group who is also the woman MP for Kole District issued a
statement calling off the demonstration saying a new course of action will be taken after meeting the president.
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lobo olwongowa bote…//
... oromo timo icen.”//
president summoned us and promised to physically come to see the status of our
road from Kamdini- to Lira and address the people of Lango at Alidi Primary
School at 2pm so I am calling upon the people of Lango to hold on, on the
planned demonstration since the president is coming to meet us. Let us remain
peaceful as we wait for his address and way forward.”
members of the association have not received this message well. Moses Okot, the
Kyoga County MP who is also the vice-chairperson LPG has gone ahead to issue
another contradicting statement saying the earlier planned demonstration will still happen even
if the president is coming saying the president will come with the same story
they were already told.
to Okot, their Association’s chairperson issued the statement without
consulting the other members of the Association.
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in Alidi today.”//
yesterday, Lango district Chairpersons had also shown interest in joining the
demonstration. A statement issued by
David Kennedy Odongo, the Alebtong district LCV chairperson who doubles as the
Lango District CP and Mayor’s forum says the demonstration will be peaceful and
asked the security team not to provoke, disturb and mismanage the situation.
17th January, Hon. Issa Otto Amiza, the former Oyam South MP was
arrested and detained by police for mobilizing people to participate in a
peaceful demonstration over the same. Otto was later released at night on the