RDC Blocks Inter-Religious Council From Holding Meeting In Adjumani.

By on July 16, 2017

The resident district commissioner (RDC) for Adjumani  Oya Nahori on Thursday blocked delegates of the Inter-Religious Council (IRC) from holding a parallel meeting in Adjumani multi-purpose youth Centre hall and Zoka central primary school.

The IRC team headed by the Rtd. Arch Bishop of the Church Of Uganda His Grace Luke Orombi had planned for a parallel meeting with religious leaders of Adjumani district and Acholi sub region, local leaders and the displaced people in Zoka central primary school in Tirigwa Sub County after the Apaa land conflicts.

The Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI) was headed by the Khadi for Acholi Muslim district Sheikh Musa Khelil who is also vice chairman of the organization.

The team on arrival at the Adjumani multi-purpose youth Centre hall at mid-day were asked to first meet the RDC where they held a meeting close to one hour. The meeting resolved that the clerics should not hold their meeting as they have planned.

The RDC told the clerics that his office had not been informed of the clerics visit claiming that it is illegal. He similarly told the team that he cannot offer them security because he was not aware of their meeting.

He ordered the clerics to call off the meeting and their visit and make another schedule which his office will be informed earlier. He also warned the clerics going to Apaa noting that it is under his jurisdiction and not Amuru.

Rtd. Arch Bishop Luke Orombi however says it was very unfortunate to hear that noting that they informed the RDC’s office and police two weeks ago.

He says their visit was to come and console the aggrieved people who suffered violence during the conflict as peace makers and servants of God because it was a national concern and not isolated.

Other delegations from IRC included Canon Rtd. Justice James Ogola the chairperson elders’ forum Uganda, His Eminence Sheikh Muhamad Ali Wasswa, Monsignor Charles Kasibante. ARLPI team included Pastor James Patrick the overseer National Fellowships of Born Again Churches Gulu, Rtd. Bishop Marc Bake Ochola, among others.

Armed conflicts between the Madi community of Adjumani and Acholi community of Amuru last month over the Apaa land border left over ten dead, several injured and many properties destroyed.

By Emmy Daniel Ojara.Adjumani.

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