Prime Minister Alur Kingdom Hon. Vincent Ochaya Orach and the Area Manager Plan International Obong Isaac After signing the partnership agreement
By Prisca Oroma
Plan international has given Alur Kingdom 98,500,000 shillings to help build , structure and enact a marriage ordinance which will eventually be approved by the solicitor general.
Speaking during the signing of the partner agreement on Tuesday, Patrick Adupa the Project Manager-Plan international said as they have done with other cultural institution in other areas they realized that
Alur kingdom does not have a complete structure and also the king’s pronouncement lacks support and legality so it has been difficult to implement. “within a period of four months we expect the kingdom to have come out with a clear structure and a marriage ordinance which will be legal. In order to prepare the upcoming project, girls get equal aim at
fighting teenage pregnancy and forced marriage” he said.
Isaac Obong the program area manager Plan international said it is a mile stone because teenage pregnancy has gotten out of hand and this needs a collective responsibility and bringing cultural and religious institutions will help a lot in the fight “Working closely with Ker Alur will be a good contributing factor in the fight against teenage pregnancy
and forced marriage since they are the gate keepers to the community” he said.
Rt. Hon. Vincent ochaya Orach said the signing ceremony is remarkable because it is the beginning of a long journey which will help in impacting the lives of the people in Alur kingdom.
“We are grateful to plan for this milestone because I know with this partnership, we are going to reawakening our lost good cultural practices” he noted.
Rowth Charles Okumu Ombidi chief of Ker Kwonga pledged full support to the partnership and promised that the kingdom is going to use the structures in the chiefdoms to ensure that teenage pregnancy is reduced and forced marriages completely eliminated.