Friday, August 12, 2016


Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence with support from the European Union Delegation in Uganda and Hivos have launched a project on Community action  prevent and manage  Conflict Conflict and Human rights violations in the Rwenzori region. Speaking during the training of  27 Foot Peace Ambassadors the District Police Commander of Bundibugyo SP Martin Tukahebwa noted

DPC Bundibugyo, SP Martin Tukahebwa address  participants
 " We lacked the foot peace ambassadors in the chain of ensuring peace in the Rwenzori region, now that RWECO has filled the gap, peace will once again be restored in the communities". Training of Foot Peace Ambassadors at Vanilla Hotel, Bundibugyo Town Council from 8th-9th August, 2016 by RWECO team ( RIDE AFRICA & RICNET)

Ms. Margarete Kabasinguzi facilitating a session on Communication with the FPA, Vanalla Hotel, 9th August, 2016

Group Photo for the FPA participants from Bundibugyo and Ntoroko Districts after the training at Vanilla Hotel, 9th August, 2016
Training of  20 Foot Peace Ambassadors from Kasese and Kamwenge Districts kicked off from 11th-12th August at Uhuru @ 50 Hotel, Kasese Municipality

FPA participants from Kasese and Kamwenge districts pose for a group photo after the training on 12th August, 2016 at      Uhuru @ 50 Hotel, Kasese Municipality.
In total 47 Foot Peace Ambassadors were trained in conflict analysis and prevention skills and thereafter, the FPA will use the skills to train members of their community based organisations in peace education and consensus building.  The FPA will use innovative methods to do peace education and will also mainstream other issues like Hiv/Aids, environment, poverty and gender concerns since these are also grounds for triggering conflicts in the communities.

Margret Kidima
Jimmy B. Odyek
Isaac Sinamakosa
Jeff Bwambale
John M Silco
Charles Kaliba
Margarete Kabasinguzi 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Kings Kamya, Mumbere call for peace

Kamya slammed the recent post-election violence in Bundibugyo and the entire Rwenzori sub-region that claimed scores of lives.
Thursday August 4 2016
BUNDIBUGYO/KASESE- The King of the Bwamba, Lt Col Martin Ayogi Kamya, has rebuked what he called people who circulate propaganda of hatred among communities in Bundibugyo District.
Mr Kamya was speaking during the launch of the Bible in Lubwisi at Christ School playground in Nyahuka Town Council, Bundibugyo District.
Meanwhile, in Kasese District, the Rwenzururu King, Omusinga Charles Mumbere, has urged residents not to blame government for the recent Rwenzori conflicts but instead blame their children.
“We should fault our own children who have accepted to be used by government to betray their fellow tribesmen,” Mumbere said at Peas Secondary School in Buhuhira Sub-county during his visit to the area.
He said Busongora North has faced several challenges because it is the stronghold of the kingdom where majority of the royal guards have been mistaken for ‘Kirumiramuthima’, a militia group that was allegedly involved in the killings that left more than 15 people dead, including police and soldiers in Kasese District.
Bamba-Babwisi community had no Bible in Lwamba-Lubwisi and have been using the Bible in Rutooro.
The Lubwisi Bible was facilitated by members of the Uganda Bible Society and World Harvest Mission (WHM).
Mr Kamya appealed to Bundibugyo residents to embrace peaceful co-existence and use the Bible as a weapon to fight poverty and tribal misunderstandings in the district.
He condemned the recent post-election violence in Bundibugyo and the entire Rwenzori sub-region that claimed scores of lives.
“I appeal to residents to embrace the Gospel, which preaches equality irrespective of religion, tribe, culture and political differences,” Mr Kamya said.
The Rev Elastimas Kisembo from Rwenzori Diocese said the Bible will help disseminate the word of God to his people.

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