The industrial hub project will provide vocational skills training including carpentry and joinery tailoring, shoemaking, stone cutting, bakery, craftsmanship and hairdressing specifically for the youths from the eight districts of Acholi and parts of West Nile Sub Region.
Gulu district local government has offered 65 acres of land for
the construction of a regional industrial hub in Acholi Sub Region. The land is
located Kom Ker Village Oding Parish in Unyama Sub County.
Justine Toorach the Unyama Sub County Chairperson says that the land was offered
by more than thirty households free of charge following a negotiation with Gulu
district over benefits of the project.
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The offer followed President Yoweri Museveni`s pledge of constructing a
regional industrial park to provide vocational skills training in Acholi sub-region
during his countrywide tour recently.
Milton Kato, the Chief Administrative Officer Gulu says that the district has
carried out assessment at the site and informed the Office of the President.
The industrial hub project will provide vocational skills training including
carpentry and joinery tailoring, shoemaking, stone cutting, bakery,
craftsmanship and hairdressing specifically for the youths from the eight
districts of Acholi and parts of West Nile Sub Region.
Lucy Nakyobe, the State House Controproller said government will equip the
Centre with all learning tools and accommodation and feeding the beneficiaries.
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Former Gulu Municipal Youth Councillor, Samuel Agwani Oyet asked
the community to own the project citing that it will help to transform lives of
the youths and women through the skills training.
Emmy Daniel Ojara is a young journalist and has been practicing since 2013, during which he covered land rights violation in the contested Apaa and Lakang in Amuru as his first take ups while at Gulu Fm, Favor Fm and later Paidha Fm and Speak Fm where he is still attached.
Human rights abuses and denied access to land by security and government agencies has been the major aftermath of the contest over the lands. The underprivileged such as women, children and the elderly faced challenges in accessing soc