New Website Advertizes Investment Opportunities in Nebbi

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An association of Alur living in the Diaspora has gone to the World Wide Web to encourage investment in its home district of Nebbi. The website, www.nebbicommunity.com, was launched in Kampala at the weekend. Pascal Odoch, chairperson of the Nebbi Community, says the website showcases investment opportunities in the district. He says the hope is that it will attract both local and international investors in the areas of tourism, forestry, agriculture and social services. //Cue in: iYou can go to Murchison Falls #i Cue out: i# prosperity to our people.i// Despite having relatively good climate and rich natural resources, Nebbi is one of the poorest and least developed districts in Uganda. The new website particularly targets the 500,000 Alur living in Bunyoro, Acholi, Lango, Buganda, Busoga and abroad. Previous investment campaigns by Alur in the Diaspora have been short-lived. In the late 1980s and early 1990s several key leaders of an investment propeller, Nebbi Investment Limited, were killed in suspicious ambushes in Murchison Falls National Park. Since then there has been no real effort to deliberately attract investments to the district once described as food basket of northern Uganda.

 

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David Rupiny
In his own words, David Rupiny says, "I am literally a self-trained journalist with over 12 years of experience. Add the formative, student days then I can trace my journalism roots to 1988 when as a fresher in Ordinary Level I used to report for The Giraffe News at St Aloysius College Nyapea in northern Uganda.


In addition to URN for which I have worked for five years now, I have had stints at Radio Paidha, Radio Pacis, Nile FM and KFM. I have also contributed stories for The Crusader, The New Vision and The Monitor. I have also been a contributor for international news organisations like the BBC and Institute for War and Peace Reporting. I am also a local stringer for Radio Netherlands Worldwide.


I am also a media entrepreneur. I founded The West Niler newspaper and now runs Rainbow Media Corporation (Rainbow Radio 88.2 FM in Nebbi). My areas of interest are conflict and peacebuilding, business, climate change, health and children and young people, among others."