By MICHEAL OJOK
AMURU- As preparations to commission All Saints Church in Olwal parish and launch a fundraising drive for construction of school dormitories at Atiak Technical School this weekend nears, Amuru residents plan to task the President to return their two colleagues that left the country during the National Resistance Army (NRA) regime.
According to Kilak North MP Anthony Akol, Alena p’Ojok and Onen O’Ojwang left Atiak and went to exile in the United Kingdom following threats from NRA under the leadership of President Museveni.
Akol told TND News that he would request the President to help bring back their exiled colleagues to Uganda.
The legislator also said he plans to inform President Museveni during the function to return the two school trucks belonging to Atiak Technical school and Pabbo Secondary school which were taken by the NRA.
“ I am going to remind the President about the two trucks belonging to Atiak technical and Pabbo secondary school taken by the then National Resistance Army. They should be returned to the respective schools,” Akol said.
Museveni, is expected on Saturday to officiate at two separate functions in Amuru district. He is expected to launch the fundraising drive for construction of boys’ and girls’ dormitories at Atiak Technical school on Saturday and launch a Church constructed by PWDs-Northern Uganda MP William Nokrach same day.
At the second function, sources said President Museveni will unveil Nokrach as the NRM’s suitable candidate for Kilak South parliamentary seat come 2021/23 elections.
Organizing committee chairperson for the fundraising drive Lucy Akello told TND News that all is set to receive the President in Amuru district.
Akello, also Amuru Woman MP said that about one billion shillings is needed to construct the girls and boys’ dormitories, administrative block, a library and a dining hall among other infrastructural developments in the school.
“Currently the students use the classroom during day and as a dormitory during night which is unhealthy. Right now, what we want is to improve the structure and improve the learning conditions of the students,” Akello said.
Gulu fourth division spokesperson Major Telesphor Turyamumanya said the security is on standby and all is well ahead of the Presidential visit to Amuru.
Atiak Technical school was founded in 1986 to train students in different skills including brick laying and concrete practice, mechanics among other hand skills.