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Army builds LRA victims monument

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th February 2009 03:00 AM

THE army and the residents of Wol sub-county in Pader district have built a monument and a secondary school in memory of 70 people killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Holy Spirit Movement.

THE army and the residents of Wol sub-county in Pader district have built a monument and a secondary school in memory of 70 people killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Holy Spirit Movement.

By Chris Ocowun

THE army and the residents of Wol sub-county in Pader district have built a monument and a secondary school in memory of 70 people killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Holy Spirit Movement.

Those killed by the LRA rebels include the then Kitgum assistant resident district commissioner, Oryem Can-Ogura, in 1998 and seven LC1 executive members.
The 70, according to the local leaders, were killed in seven different places.

Santina Okidi narrated how her husband, Julius Okema, was killed on June 20, 1987 by the Holy Spirit Movement rebels.
The UPDF 5th Division commander, Col. Sam Kavuma, commissioned the monument and planted pine trees with the local leaders at Lugila village as part of the activities to celebrate Tarehe Sita on Friday.

Kavuma urged Ugandans not to forget the Tarehe Sita day when President Yoweri Museveni liberated Uganda.
Save the Children in Uganda funded the constructions.

Army builds LRA victims monument

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