David Martin Aliker, more about http://cgt06.fr/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table.php a philanthropist and human rights activist has joined the race for Gulu Mayor in the 2016 elections.
Aliker said he would run on the FDC ticket.
“Friends, illness http://craigpatchett.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/sso.php after a long observation and deep reflections, I have decided to join this race in bringing in new ideas as new Gulu Mayor, but most importantly competence in the office of the Mayor,” he said in a press statement sent to ChimpReports.
“We envision Gulu to be a leading agribusiness hub of not only Uganda but nearby border countries like South Sudan and DR Congo.”
Aliker, who has played a key role in supporting the vulnerable, expressed hope that Gulu can restore quality leadership in its governance to inspire the post war youths and the lost generation born in Internally Displaced Camps(IDPs).
He said the youth who lack meaningful education and skills but have migrated to centres in the municipality need support to transform their lives.
“It’s this human resource that can spur our town as the nation’s leading commercial city and food basket,” assured Aliker, who graduated with a Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies of University of San Diego, California, USA,
Aliker further said once elected, he would deal with the challenges that come with rapid growth in Gulu such as unemployment, urban poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, increasing prostitution and street children.
“Gulu town needs a leadership that can understand and conceptualize its current urban development challenges. Our idea is to engage government and other international development partners to address these vices by lobbying for interventions for enterprise development,” he assured.
Aliker also vowed to tackle widespread corruption and fix gaps in the education and health systems in Gulu.
The youthful activist won a full scholarship with Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at San Diego Universit, U.S. where he excelled and expects to create linkages with San Diego City.
He was a student intern at the Institute of Peace and Justice (University of San Diego in 2010 where he researched about peace and conflict concerns in Kenya and developed monitoring and evaluation system to deal with conflict.
Aliker further served as the Education Officer, Invisible Children Uganda in Gulu.
Earlier, having a acquired a degree in Education from Makerere University, Aliker taught at St. Lawrence Citizens’ High School in Kampala where he was the head of Economics Department.