By Moses Alinda
ARUA: In a bid to revive and promote Lugbara culture in the West Nile, the Arua district local government last Friday organized the Lugbara Cultural Gala 2022.
The colourful function that took place at vurra sub county headquarters in Arua district attracted participants from all the four sub counties of Arivu, Ajia, Vurra and Logiri.
‘’Reviving our culture to promote sustainable tourism, economic development and preserve the environment’’ was the theme of this year’s event.
Hon Adriko Yovan the Member of Parliament for Vurra County who doubled as the guest of honour said it is time the youth embrace culture to revive the decaying morals in the community.
‘’This is the time for the youth to embrace culture to revive the decaying morals in the community,’’ Adriko said.
The politician noted that during their generation they would have time to discuss with their parents who would advise them what is happening in this generation.
‘’During our generation, we would sit with our elders who would advise us on what to do, but this is gradually dying off,’’ he said.
The legislator called on the stakeholders to work together and revive the culture.
The Arua Resident District Commissioner George Owanyi said cultural institutions were restored to help people in identification for a common cause.
‘’Cultural institutions were restored to help people in identification for a common cause,’’ Owanyi said.
He said the cultural institutions help in bringing together people for peace and development.
Alfred Okuonzi the chairman LC5 arua district said the aim of the cultural gala is to create unity among the Lugbara people.
‘’The cultural gala is to create unity among the Lugbara people,’’ he said.
The activity involved planting of trees, music, dance and showcase of the culturally made items.
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