HRM Philip Olarker Rauni III with the district leadership and partners after a meeting at Satellite One
By Prisca Oroma
His royal majesty Philip Olarker Rauni III the King of Alur Kingdom has urge the District Local Governments in the greater Nebbi to join hands with the kingdom and work together for development.
Speaking during a meeting with the leadership of the three districts on Friday at satellite one, the King said that Most times the Alur people are letting themselves down because they tend to focus more on their differences than similarities.
“we tend to look for small things that have no significance to our development. Its high time we started to focus on things that unite us and bring about development in the greater Nebbi” the King said.
He said that the aim for the meeting with district leadership is to develop a clear working partnership between Alur Kingdom and the district local governments in the great Alur land since it is one of the ways to achieve our goals.
“I am asking the three district local government leadership to commit to working not only with cultural institutions in this case Alur Kingdom but also with other sectors in our land so that we can find common ground to work and develop our land” he added.
He urged the districts to have a clear working understanding with the kingdom and proposals to be written and approved in council so as to include the cultural institution in the district planning process because this will also help in boosting mobilization by the chiefs rather than inviting them for the ceremonies only to open and close.
Robert Steen Omito district chairperson Pakwach said It is a good proposal but it need to be pushed to council and as a district they do not have any objection and no law bares them from supporting the kingdom
“The kingdom needs to officially write to the districts and the issues will have discussed by technical planning committee before taking it before the district council to bless it because they are really pertinent issues” he said
Gilbert Onencan CAOS office said it is unfortunate that the chiefs don’t want to participate in developmental programs in their areas,
“this meeting has come in timely because we have been looking for opportunity to interface with chiefs because we believe they can help a lot when it comes to mobilization and for us we are willing to work with the kingdom” he noted
He called on the chiefs to get involved in the planning process of all the programs in the district because they can act as whistle blowers in case there is misuse of public resources as they look forward to a good working relationship.