The Minister for Gender, Labour, and Social Development, Betty Amongi in the General Notice No. 2158 of 2022 dated December 9, 2022, to The Uganda Gazette indicated that Emolot is now the new Paramount Chief for the Iteso.
VP Jessica Alupo greets Emorimor Paul Sande Emolot during Silver Jubilee celebrations of two priests in Ongongoja, Katakwi.
Emolot Etomeileng has been gazetted as the Iteso cultural leader.
Emolot, 61, was installed as Iteso Paramount Chief in October 2022 after a
court battle with the rival group that contested his election as caretaker
Emorimor in April, after the death of former Emorimor Augustine Osuban Lemukol.
was then the chairperson of the Iteso Cultural Union was made the caretaker
Emorimor, a decision that became contentious as ICU leadership split into
The Minister for Gender, Labour, and Social Development, Betty Amongi in the
General Notice No. 2158 of 2022 dated December 9, 2022, to The Uganda Gazette
indicated that Emolot is now the new Paramount Chief for the Iteso.
powers conferred upon me by the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda,
Articles 246 (1) and the Institution of Traditional or Cultural Act, 2011,
Section 6 which states that where a Traditional or Cultural Leader (s) has been
declared to exist in any area of Uganda in accordance with the culture, customs,
and traditions or wishes and aspirations of the people, the Minister shall
cause the declaration to be published in the Gazette. I hereby cause the
Cultural Leader listed below to be published and gazetted in The Uganda
Gazette”, Amongi’s letter reads.
Vance Omome, the ICU Prime Minister said that ICU Cabinet will hold an extraordinary
meeting on January 14 to plan for activities.
Gabriel Opolot, the Minister in charge of Information and Cultural Guidance in ICU
said that gazette of Emolot gives the institution more energy to continue with
their planned activities.
He says that
they are still waiting to receive certificates of recognition from the Ministry
of Gender, Labour, and Social Development. He adds that they will be installing
clan heads across Teso beginning with Ngora district on January 21.
However, Emolot and his team still await a court ruling following a case filed
by William Alloch and other ICU founder members. Alloch and the team sought court
redress on the legality surrounding the election of Emolot as caretaker
Emorimor then among other issues.
Bureau Chief, Soroti
Living the Pen