KAMPALA - In bid to promote the Padhola culture, the Japadhola community in Uganda is going to host their first ever conference this weekend in which they expect to promote their culture.
The inauguration is aimed at briging both the local and international adhola people so as to improve on the social, economic and cultural development in the regions of Tororo and Bukedea.
The chairman of the Japadhola, Jerome Osuna said they have been lagging behind in education, health and economically.
He added that the conference will help bring together the Japadhola to forge a way forward to their development.
Osuna explained during a press conference at Makerere university canteen that they want to be identified in society adding that they have for long lagged behind in so many aspects, citing that they do not have ministerial posts headed by a person from their region.
"Our schools have been lagging behind, the health sectors as well as our facilities need to be supported by both the Adhola and other well wishers,” Osuna said.
The conference will run under the theme: Positioning the Japadhola for the 21 centaury.
It will be launched by His highness, the Kwar Adhola, Moses Stephen Owor and the prime minister, Ruhakana Rugunda is expected to be among the guests on Saturday.
Osuna said the community needs to be involved in all the sectors, including managing of the environment; by planting trees along Tororo main road.
“We are engaging the different sectors like schools, hospital, and private sectors, as well as protecting the environment by planting over 100000 trees.
Speaking at the same meeting, a member of the Japadhola community, Lazzarus Oketech said they want to operate within governments.
The community's general secretary, Asuman Odaka, told press that Tororo is one of the richest districts since it has many minerals that can bring about economic development.
The conference is expected to bring together over 500-800 Japadhola