Lango Cultural Foundation Unveils Draft Constitution

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Willy Omodo Omodo, the spokesperson of the Lango Constitutional Review Commission says copies of the draft constitution have been dispatched to the 152 clan heads for scrutiny by their subjects and make proposals for inclusion in the constitution.

The Lango Cultural Foundation alias Tekwaro Lango has finally unveiled its draft constitution to the public for discussion before it's tabled for approval by the council of clan heads.


Willy Omodo Omodo, the spokesperson of the Lango Constitutional Review Commission says copies of the draft constitution have been dispatched to the 152 clan heads for scrutiny by their subjects and make proposals for inclusion in the constitution.
 
 
Omodo says they have given the clan heads up to September 3rd to mobilise their subjects to participate in the constitutional review exercise before it is sent back to the Commission to draft a final draft that will be submitted to the council of clan heads for approval

 
Omodo explained that the 13-member constitutional review commission made wide consultations with all the clan heads and some senior advocates led by their Solicitor General Francis Atoke.

 

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Omodo disclosed some of the key amendments in the draft constitution.

 
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The commission headed by Faustino Olwit Engol, the first Prime Minister of Lango Cultural Foundation was sworn in on 15th June and given up to three months to complete its work. Once approved, Omodo is optimistic that the new constitution will bring an end to the leadership wrangles that have characterised the cultural institution since 2012.  
 
 
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The constitutional review process was reached at during the Karuma peace agreement that was mediated by Lango religious leaders led by Rev. John Charles Odur Kami, the Bishop of Lango Diocese.  The peace meeting also dissolved the parallel Lango cultural leadership.
 

 

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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

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