Acholi secession from Uganda not a solution, Kamya says
Posted Friday, February 22 2013 at 02:00
The Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA) yesterday urged Members of Parliament from Acholi sub-region not to break away from Uganda, saying it is not a solution to the region’s problems.
On Wednesday, some legislators from northern Uganda launched a campaign to collect signatures to back their renewed call for the region to break away and form an independent country called Nile State.
They accused the government of discriminating against the people of northern Uganda, whom they said had suffered a lot in the last 30 years.
The other grounds they advanced for their secession threat include the theft of donor money meant for the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP), the government’s proposal to allocate Amuru District land to investors for sugarcane growing, and the failure to adequately address the nodding disease syndrome.
While addressing journalists at the UFA headquarter in Kampala yesterday, the party President, Ms Kamya, said : “To make their own region, it will not solve anything and I advise them to support the ongoing federalism campaign which will make every region to enjoy their resources.”