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Bob Mushokori, the newly installed Umukuka says despite assuming office more than three months ago, he has failed to execute some of his key plans due to lack of money.

Inzu Ya Masaba, the Bamasaba cultural institution is struggling to operate due to lack of funds. Bob Mushokori, the newly installed Umukuka says despite assuming more than three months ago, he has failed to execute some of his key plans due to lack of money.


He says key among the programs that have stalled include holding a reconciliatory meeting for all participants in the just concluded polls in Bugisu sub region. According to Mushikori, he had planned to hold the meeting to reconcile rival politicians with the aim of fostering unity, peace and development in the sub region. 
 
He notes that the election has split several community members and created a gap, the cultural institution wants to bridge. Mushikori also says he had planned to visit the 26 clan heads of the Bamasaba to encourage them on maintaining their culture, norms and the values and discuss on how to foster development among others.


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Mushokori explained that the institution has no revenue base and only depends on donations from well-wishers and the Shillings  5 million government gives to traditional leaders. He appeals to well-wishers to rescue the institution.


James Nashimolo, the General Secretary of Inzu Ya Masaba, says they are organising a retreat in which all the 26 clan head and cabinet members will meet to approve a five year strategic plan. He says thereafter, the institution will embark on a fundraising drive that would see them traverse the entire country to solicit funds to support their activities.


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He expects the retreat to be conduct by May this year.

 

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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.