Papa Ateker Iteso and Chairman Afrikan Kingdoms Governing Council His Highness Emorimor Paul Sandé Emolot have called for a special All Teso leaders session on the 16th of April Saturday at Soroti District Council Hall.
The Chairman of Afrikan Kingdoms Governing Council His Highness Paul Sandé Emolot is aware that it’s very important for Iteso leaders to compare notes on the current state of affairs in Teso and the greater Ateker
Papa just arrived from South Africa yesterday and proceeded to represent Teso In the burial of Late Speaker of Uganda Jacob Oulanya L’Okori.
Papa Lokaibuses Emorimor Ateker Iteso expects this meeting to be attended by all Representatives of Teso in Parliaments of Uganda and Kenya , Speakers and Local Council Five Chairmen of Uganda as well as Members of County assemblies representing Teso Wards in Kenya and Representatives of Teso Clans and Select Civil Society Organizations of Teso
This follows a state of heightened insecurity, killings and theft of livestock and the emergence of Internally displaced people’s camps again in Teso, especially along Karamoja -Teso Border Districts.
Papa Emorimor is a strong believer in the principle that its the constitutional mandate of the state to defend and secure the lives and property of Citizens of Uganda but in a democracy, citizens are allowed to participate and explore alternative options including Ateker cultural methods of Guaranteeing peace and prosperity.
Papa Emolot is aware of the Tremendous gains in cooperation between Ateker people across the four Countries which the recent border raids and killings threaten.
This special sitting will pave way for Ateker Clan Federation/Union planned Cross Peace Dialogue led by Prof Imana Ekal Mallachy of Ateker Turkana, Senator to the Kenyan Assembly
This Ateker Nation Dialogue is expected to take place at the border between Teso and Karamoja – Katakwi District attended by Ateker Nation leaders representing Ateker Jie, Toposa, Turkana, Karamoja, Ngokutio, Teso And Nyangatom from the Four Countries Ateker people are in the horn of Africa
His Highness Papa Emorimor has already written to Hon Bosco Okiror MP Usuk, the Chairman Teso Parliamentary Group and Hon Ocola Stephen this special meeting that will look into issues of Ateker in general following the demise of Former Emorimor, Guided by the Ministry of Teso affairs and front line LCVs led by Hon Akorikin Francis of Kapelbyong.
Saturday the 16th of April will help Ateker establish the extent of state security intervention on the Ateker Borders and Ateker Teso leaders will agree on an appropriate course of action in Collaboration with State Security and Law Enforcement Agencies as provided for by the laws of Uganda, it will also provide an opportunity to craft a mechanism of halting death and cattle raids in the immediate future while articulating an enduring solution to guarantee Progress and unity of Ateker people.
This is all within the framework of Atekerism, Nationalism and Pan-Africanism which his Highness espouses.