Adjumani, (UG): The Chiefdom of Palaro one of the biggest clans in Adjumani District are set to welcome the first son who is also the Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba to preside over the inaugural ceremony of their Clan Chief, Opi Beka Zachary.
Should he give affirmation to the invitation, it will be the first time Gen. Muhozi will be stepping foot in Adjumani for a public event and it will be a big boost to the MK Movement in the North West Nile region as the people in the area have simply been watching the movie of the infant movement.
Opi Beka, who is widely known in the Madi sub-region as a very humble and generous chief is the brother-in-law of the former Chief of Staff of the Army during former president Milton Obote II’s regime Maj Gen. David Oyite Ojok, and his sister Mrs Perina Oyite commonly known as Mama Simba passed on in 2007.
The Palaro Clan Chief is among the 11 clan chiefs in Adjumani that were approved by the district council on October 30, 2023, following a long-drawn impasse of tracing the roots of clan chiefs after cultural institutions were banned by former President Milton Obote I government in 1966.
Pakele Army football ground in Pakele town council has been identified as the venue where the grand Inaugural event slated for January 25, 2024, will be held.
During a press interview at his palace in Pakele Town Council on Thursday, Opi Beka said the Chiefdom decided to invite the Gen Muhoozi as a gesture of appreciation to President Yoweri Museveni for his careful and wise decision of restoration of cultural institutions in Uganda.
“The chiefdom has written to Gen.Muhozi Kainerugaba through Adjumani district chairman Mr. Anyama Ben on November 28, 2023, and there is evidence that the letter has been acknowledged we are therefore waiting for feedback,” he stated.
“In this great technological advancement if cultural institutions are not left to play their roles of modelling the young people society would surely experience a meltdown in moral decadence leading to a lost nation,” Opi Beka added.
On the sidelines of presiding over the Inaugural ceremony of Palaro chief, supporters of the MK Movement in the North West Nile region which includes; Adjumani, Moyo, Obongi and Yumbe districts are mobilizing for the launch of the MK Chapter in the area.
Mr. Julius Nyerere the deputy coordinator for the MK Chapter West Nile region said they have planned to organize 50.000 strong supporters of the MK Movement and want to grab the opportunity for MK to launch their structure in the North West Nile region since West Nile covers vast geographical area.
He said a team that was dispatched to meet the office of MK have had a fruitful discussion and was waiting for final feedback as the team presented a budget of shs 400m for funding activities of the day.
The committee has already displayed banners with portraits of MK in major towns of the North West Nile region over 1.000 boda boda cyclists have been mobilized, and all chiefdoms, sub-county leaderships and local artistes have also been engaged.
The liaison officer of the twin event Mr. John Mani, Palaro clan elder has called upon all the subjects of Opi Beka far and wide to engage in the mobilization of funds and the populace so the inaugural ceremony achieves the intended objectives.
Mr Mani said the Inaugural event is not about feasting but a deep reflection on the unity and development of the people of Palaro and the Madi cultural institution so that the purpose of restoration of cultural institutions is well understood and the chiefs are soundly embraced by subjects.
The office of Adjumani RDC has already been informed that matters of government protocol and security will be professionally adequately coordinated.
The National Vice Chairperson MK Movement Northern Uganda Hon. Aber Lilian who is also the Woman MP Kitgum District could not respond to a telephone call and WhatsApp communication seeking a comment on the event.
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