THE Acholi paramount chief, Rwot David Acana, has said President Yoweri Museveni allowed him to call a meeting of the northern region leaders to review the implementation of the Juba peace agreements.
â€œPresident Yoweri Museveni has allowed me to hold a meeting of regional leaders and stakeholders in Gulu to discuss the resettlement packages for formerly displaced people which include drilling water sources in the villages where people have resettled and compensation,â€ Acana said.
He said many children from northern Uganda and neighbouring countries are still in the bush under the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army rebel captivity.
Acana made the remarks on Sunday during the thanksgiving service and handover ceremony of two vehicles to the retired bishops of northern Uganda diocese, Nelson Onono and Gideon Oboma, at St. Philips Cathedral in Gulu.
He said the meeting would take place in June, but did not reveal the date or the venue. The bishop of the Northern Uganda diocese, Bishop John Gakumba, officiated the ceremony.
He told the congregation that the cars, worth sh81m, would provide the bishops with means of transport, serve as part of their retirement package and as an appreciation and recognition of their service to the church.
The retired bishop of Kitgum diocese, Bishop Macleod Baker Ochola II, attended the function.
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