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Jopadhola protest Iteso Day in Tororo

By Faustine Odeke

Added 11th December 2017 02:51 PM

The Iteso will hold the sixth heritage day festival at King George V Memorial Stadium in Tororo municipality.

The Iteso will hold the sixth heritage day festival at King George V Memorial Stadium in Tororo municipality.

The Teso cultural function due Saturday has been flagged as a security threat after the prime minister of Tieng Adhola wrote to Resident District Commissioner Martin Orochi to stop it on grounds that it was a provocation of the Jopadhola.
 
The Iteso will hold the sixth heritage day festival at King George V Memorial Stadium in Tororo municipality.
 
Josel Obbo, however, demanded that the function be relocated to any of the 16 districts which comprises of Iteso and not Tororo.
 
Tororo district is occupied by two communities; the Jopadhola (West Budama County) and Iteso (Tororo County). The municipality is geographically party of Tororo County but multi-ethnic. 
 
The function is expected to attract over 5,000 Iteso that include Toposa of southern Sudan, Turkana of Kenya, Nyangatom of Ethiopia and Karamojong of Uganda.
 
The event will expose a virtue of continuity and exhibit the tenets of diversity among the Iteso where traditional Iteso foods, medicines, habitant and variety of socio and economic life style of the Iteso will be sampled.
 
The Emorimor, Augustine Lemukol Osuban said Iteso are greatly known because of their humility, obedience, loyalty, trustworthiness and honesty as well as being hardworking community.
 
Osuban said the festivals are used to foster unity and socio economic development of Iteso people. 
 
The Iteso cultural union [ICU] council in 2003 resolved that the 21st November of every year will be the day to celebrate the heritage adding that the day coincides with the day the first legitimate Emorimor was elected in 1998 and the day Asapan ceremony was performed on him in 1999.
 
The Prime Minister Paul Sande Emolot urged all the clan members to mobilize its members while appealing for all those that have not registered to do so a head of the function.

 

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