April 15, 2024

Lango Cultural Foundation, Tekwaro Lango clan heads bury the hatchet, agree to work together

A section of clan leaders attending the reconciliation meeting at Margarita palace hotel -Lira

By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug)


Clan leaders from Lango have come out to resolve leadership wrangles between Tekwaro Lango leader, Eng. Dr. Michael Moses Odongo Okune and Yosam Odur Ebii of Lango cultural foundation limited.

On Sunday, clan leaders aligned to the two cultural leaders held their third re-conciliatory meeting at Margarita palace hotel, Lira city where they resolved to unite and work together under one paramount chief who will lead the people of Lango.

The chairperson of the re-conciliatory committee of  Tekwaro Lango Peter Okello Oyo told the meeting that some clan heads like; Geoffrey Etwop, Bosco Ogwang Edola, Benson Taiwo, Willy Omodo Omodo have come out to advocate for unity among clan leaders in Lango who will work under one paramount chief, for the development of the people of Lango.

Okello has agreed to step down from Lango cultural foundation leadership, it’s time to install a new paramount chief who will steer the people of Lango forward as acknowledged

The clan leader of Pala Ocol, Dickson Ogwang Okul said for long he has been wishing for Yosam Odur Ebii and Eng. Dr. Michael Moses Odongo Okune to reconcile and work together for the good of the people of Lango.

Jurubabel Opio Okori, the clan leader of Adok Oyengo-woo expressed excitement over reports that Eng. Odongo Okune will meet the clan leaders to forge a way of working together in unity.

Associate Professor Willy Okullo and Dr. Bosco Oruru called for the need to amalgamate the constitutions of both Tekwaro Lango and Lango cultural foundation.

Dr. Dan Okello the clan leader of Guna who has expressed interest to contest as Lango paramount chief said the constitution should be reviewed to remove the upper age limit for the paramount chief and left open.
Col Rtd. Tony Otoa the clan head of Abwor said the next re-conciliatory meeting should also discuss  which constitution or which institution will be based on, to elect the new paramount chief.

Lira Resident city commissioner Lawrence Egole advised that young and competent people should be elected to serve in Lango cultural institution to boost lobbying capacity to the government or the people of Lango

Rev. Fr. Valente Innocent Opio, vicar general, Lira diocese who represented Bishop Sanctus Lino Wanok
said the ongoing re-conciliatory process should be upheld to benefit the people of Lango.

The meeting resolved that another meeting will be held at Lango cultural center on Tuesday today to further discuss issues of reconciliation and unity.

Bishop Tom Ibrahim Okello thanked the clan heads for moving to end leadership squabbles in Lango cultural institution for peace to reign in Lango.