Government Says Ready to Work with New LRA Negotiator

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The Government's peace team says it's ready to work with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) new peace chief negotiator, James Obita. LRA leader Joseph Kony has appointed James Obita as the new leader of the rebel peace negotiating team. Obita's appointment comes a few days after Kony reportedly sacked Dr Nyekorach Matsanga, LRA's former peace negotiating leader and refused to sign the final comprehensive peace deal, last week. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, the head of the Government peace delegation says his team is ready to work with the new LRA rebel negotiator. Rugunda told the Voice of America Radio, that the peace negotiations between the rebels and the government are not dead as being speculated. He noted that despite the stall in the peace negotiations, the Ugandan government is going ahead with its rebuilding efforts in war-affected areas in northern Uganda. He said the prospects of the peace process looks promising although it has had its fare share of unfortunate incidents.


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