15 March 2007
Hope again in Northern Uganda
After meeting the LRA top commanders in the jungle of Garamba in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there seems to be a renewed hope to the people in northern Uganda. Kony has literally accepted Juba to remain the venue for the resumption of the talks, although about 18 issues still stand on the way, but it's yet another sign that peace is being given a chance. According to the leader of government delegation Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda, five African countries have agreed to send senior government and military officials to reinforce the negotiations; these are South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo. We pray that the elite LRA delegation consider the plight of the people in Northern Uganda seriously and do everything to speed up the peace process.
It's unfortunate that with the raining season around the corner, our people are going to suffer and may not fully farm their land. That means poverty level will continue to go higher and higher.
Posted by Willy Akena at 3:30 PM