By Christopher Nyeko
GULU: The chairperson Acholi parliamentary group, Anthony Akol, says they are in talks with the government to re-establish the rehabilitation Centre in the region so that it can give psychosocial support to the former LRA fighters returning home.
According to Akol, who doubles as the Kilak north member of parliament, the centre would host the LRA returnees who were repatriated to the country on Saturday from Central African Republic after surrendering to UPDF in Central African Republic.
Akol says the newly repatriated returnees should first be taken through psychosocial support before they are reintegrated with their respective families, revealing that as leaders from Acholi they are also demanding the government to draw a special plan for their resettlement.
Meanwhile Lamwak Margret Odwar, the area members of parliament for Chua east constituency in Kitgum district who was among the delegation that welcomed the 14 former LRA fighters along with their wives and children says the communities in Kitgum are very excited by the news of the return of their children to the country.
Lamwaka reveals that people are now eagerly waiting to welcome the returnees back home after spending decades in the bush.
The returnees include 14 former LRA rebel fighters, their wives and their 33 children.
They were received by the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, government officials and Acholi parliamentary group among other dignitaries.
The repatriated rebels were returned to Uganda following peace talks spearheaded by the Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of Netherlands and the Embassy of Belgium.