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Works on Multi-Million Modern Arua City Monument Kicks Off

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.
The Arua-Pakwach road round about which has been sealed off for construction of a Huge modern Arua City Monument.

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Construction works for a Modern Monument to define Arua City have kicked off at Arua-Pakwach road Roundabout.

The work 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.

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.

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.

According to 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.