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West Nile Centenary series start Monday
Publish Date: Apr 06, 2014
West Nile Centenary series start Monday
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By Innocent Anguyo
 
Starting Monday, the New Vision will run a series of articles on West Nile in the run up to celebrations to mark 100 years since the region became part of Uganda.

In 1914, West Nile, which was part of Sudan, then a British colony was handed over to Uganda. Earlier in 1890,  it had been leased to Belgian King Leopold II by the British as a hunting ground for as long as he lived. King Leopold II died in December 22, 1909.

The committee organizing the centenary celebrations last week announced that the event would be marked on April 21 in Arua district.

Sidney Miria, the Regional News Editor said the New Vision dedicated a special section called The West Niler which captures the region’s unique history, diverse cultures and potential.

“We have a big audience in West Nile and we believe the Centenary presents an opportunity for us to celebrate this historic moment with them,” Miria said.

According to Sharon Onyiru, the chairperson of the West Nile centenary organizing committee, a number of activities which include a symposium, cultural gala, marathon and an elder’s evening of wisdom have been lined up to mark the occasion.

West Nile comprises Arua, Nebbi, Moyo, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Maracha and Zombo districts and is populated mainly by the Lugbara, Aringa, Alur, Kakwa, Madi, Lendu and Okebu.

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