By Kizza Besigye
The MP-elect for Kitgum Municipality, Denis Oneka Lit Omere, organised a memorable Thanksgiving ceremony Saturday, 20th Feb at the Municipal’s play ground.
I joined FDC Party Leader, Hon Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA), Acholi Parliamentary Group Chair & Chua MP, Hon Okin PP Ojara, MP-elect of Kyoga Constituency, Mr Okot p’Bitek Jr, Hon Roland Kagyinda, MP Rukungiri Municipality and many other national and District leaders at the celebration.
As is now expected, we were welcomed to Kitgum by Police firing teargas to stop people from welcoming us.
The Police soon realised that they were greatly outnumbered (about a dozen of them with one patrol vehicle) and they gave up their mischief.
The Thanksgiving Mass was led by Rev Fr John Mark Oryem, representing the Most Rev John Baptist Odama, the Archibishop. In participation, were religious leaders from the COU, Pentecostal Church & the Islamic faith.
Fr John Mark gave a great homily about leadership in the currently challenging Ugandan environment.
Hundreds of Kitgum people attended the function and their optimism and commitment to have change in Uganda was truly refreshing and energising!
Many speeches were made congratulating Denis and giving testimonies about his leadership.
I’ve come back from Kitgum confident that Uganda has been blessed with a young, determined and focused leader.
I’ve also returned to Kampala assured that the struggle for change is alive and well.
God bless our country Uganda.