PICTURES: The 9th Coronation Anniversary of Alur Kingdom’s Philip Rauni III

His Highness Rauni III waves to his people on Saturday.

Zombo – On Saturday – thousands of enthusiastic Alur people thronged Atiak Primary school in Atiak sub-county, Ora County in Zombo district to witness and celebrate the 9th coronation anniversary of their joyous cultural leader.

The lively event, characterised by traditional Alur dance – among others was also attended by the Paramount Chief of Acholi – Rwot Onen Acana – among other traditional leaders.

His Highness Philip Olaker Rauni III in his speech, said women must be supported, respected and given chance to lead – citing the mother of Gipir and Labongo.

The Alur King, who was convinced by the work of the State Minister for Northern Uganda, Honourable Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny as the chairperson organising committee of this year’s event, publicly announced to the multitude that the Minister will take the same role in 2020.

“Culture and Health” was this year’s theme.

TND News senior photographer attended the ceremony and here we share with you best moments as shown in the pictures.

His Highness Philip Rauni III [middle holding stick] with Rwot Onen Acana [left] and other cultural leaders on Saturday.
His Highness Rauni III and State Minister for Northern Uganda Grace Freedom, EFOTI Director Edwin Atukunda Beekunda [first from left] and other leaders.
The Rtd Archbishop of COU Rt. Rev. Luke Orombi with EFOTI management.
Staff of The Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative [EFOTI] Limited handing over Zombo Royal Tea to His Highness.
Part of the huge crowd who attended the Saturday ceremony.
Alur cultural dancers entertain people on Saturday.
EFOTI director gives a box [gift] containing Zombo Royal Tea to His Highness Rauni III
Mr Edwin Atukunda Beekunda and Zombo RDC shares light moment on Saturday.
Mr Edwin Atukunda Beekunda [in middle] talks to Alur King Rauni III as First Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali [Chief Guest] holding walking stick looks on.

EDITORIAL: TND News and GLCSMS LLC Management hereby join the people of Alur Kingdom and entire West Nile upon the successful 9th Coronation Anniversary of His Highness Philip Olakaer Rauni III. We wish His Highness Good Health, Wisdom as he continues to transform Alur Kingdom; to the people of Alur Kingdom – you have got a great cultural leader, a happy one – do support Him in all ways.

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