By Dennis Ojwee
FORMER LRA abductees in the north have hope of leading a better life after the Japanese Government constructed them a vocational training school in Gulu worth $83,631 (sh143m).
The Japanese Ambassador, Keiichi Kato, last week commissioned the Terra Renaissance Vocational Training Centre at Kanyagoga parish in Bar-Dege Division.
He said the centre currently trains more than 100 children from the Acholi sub-region.
Terra Renaissance is an NGO that works for peace in the northern region in partnership with the Gulu NGO Forum.
Kato said he hoped the training would help the ex-abductees forget and heal from the trauma they experienced at the hands of the LRA rebels while in captivity.
â€œJapan remains committed in helping unfortunate children shape their future to become self-reliant by giving them vocational skills in various fields,â€ he said.
The Gulu resident district commissioner, Col. Walter Ochora, thanked the Japanese for constructing a youth centre at Koro sub-county in Omoro county.