Joel Aita, a consulting Engineer and proprietor Development infrastructure says the monument will comprise a six-meter bronze coated Leopard Statue, a digital advertising platform and a city clock tower.
works for a Modern Monument to define Arua City have kicked off at Arua-Pakwach
which commenced on Monday is financed by Development
Infrastructure Ltd at a tune of 500 million Shillings as part of the ongoing Arua
hill Stadium project. The monument is expected to be completed within three months.
Aita, a consulting Engineer and proprietor Development infrastructure
says the monument will comprise a six-meter bronze coated Leopard Statue, a digital advertising platform and a
city clock tower.
He hopes that the
monument will act as an identity
for the people in Arua and West Nile and attract visitors to the city and
the region with its uniqueness.
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Arua Municipality Mayor Isa Kato says that the monument
project built as an identity for the Lugbara
tribe is also expected to generate revenue through the digital advertising billboard and attraction of visitors.
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Meanwhile, Ismail Tuku the Prime Minister
of Lugbara Kari, the cultural institution of the Lugbara tribe, has commended Joadah consult and Development Infrastructure for
the initiative to fund and construction of the monument. He said this will also serve
as a heritage for generations to come.
Hilal Naseem, a senior citizen and an elder in Lugbara Kari says they expect all major traditional regalia of Lugbara
including food crops and other artefacts to be included in the monument.
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Once completed, the monument will become the first
ever in the history of the Lugbara people since time immemorial after the Alikua pyramid
in Maracha which was constructed by the explorers in early 1950s.
Currently, the Madi of Adjumani and Moyo, have the White
Cock (Aulogo) as a sign of cultural heritage while those in Obongi embrace the
Fish Eagle as their traditional sign of unity and identity.
Sunday Etrima Olishe, a supervisor at Development Infrastructure Limited, the work
which started with paling off of the Roundabout at Arua Hill, has been approved
by the Municipal Executive, Council and Physical Infrastructure Committee.