pill http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/recaptcha.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah made these remarks on Monday while flagging off a torch to mark 100 years since the West Nile became part of Uganda.
“It is very important being Ugandan, remaining Ugandan and being proud to be Ugandan be celebrated,” Rt. Hon. Oulanyah emphasised.
He added that it is also important to commemorate events like attaining 100 years and reflecting on the progress made over the years.
“There are fundamental questions that we need to reflect on like where we have been, where we are and where we want to be in the future,” he added.
Dr Eric Adriko, an elder from West Nile who led the torch bearers said that these celebrations will be a reflection of the achievements attained by all governments through the years in the West Nile Region.
“We recognise the services of the NRM government and even the colonial governments for the services rendered to West Nile. It is now time for us to account to the people of the region,” he added.
Another leader, Hellen Oyeru added that there has been a lot of strides made in the West Nile region highlighting particularly the steps made in women emancipation.
The Coordinator for the celebrations Richard Okuti said the theme of the celebrations is “Celebration of our heritage; Hope for the future.”
He said they will also promote the region as a tourism and investment destination.
The torch will traverse all the districts of West Nile ending its 600km journey in Arua on 21st April 2014 where the main celebrations will be held.