First Lady rallies northern Uganda against secession
Posted Monday, March 11 2013 at 02:00
Ms Museveni calls on residents to instead embrace regional integration.
The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja, Ms Janet Museveni, has rejected the formation of the Nile State, arguing that the country is currently looking forward to the East African Community.
During Women’s Day celebrations in Nwoya District at the weekend, Ms Museveni said they would not entertain the breakaway of the region as some Members of Parliament from the area are advocating.
“We shall continue working for unity as we get to the East African Community. I urge the entire region to reject the move,” Ms Museveni said.
The Acholi Parliamentary Group vice chairperson, Ms Catherine Lowila Oketayot, said the breakaway talk is an individual’s opinion not for the parliamentary group and people of the region.
“We know what we went through in the last two decades, and up to now we are still recovering and resettling. We cannot even think of breaking away,” Ms Oketayot said.
Ms Museveni also contributed Shs10 million towards the construction of a girls dormitory at Kochgoma Central Primary School in Kochgoma sub-county.