The Minister of State for Relief and Disaster Preparedness Hon. Ecweru Musa Francis has warned the youth in the Rwenzori region to never again implement things they do not understand, avoid being used by the elders who are the authors of the conflicts because your seen as energetic, poor and uneducated.
|Peace Activists matching for peace|
|Hon.Ecweru addressing the people|
Hon. Ecweru spoke this while officiating at the international peace day in Bundibugyo on the 21stSeptember, 2016 under the theme: "Sustainable Development Goals- Building blocks for peace".
He condemned all acts of violence and confusion in the region and asked people to reconcile and never to do it again.
|minster visits RWECO stall|
Key officials present at the function were: Bundibugyo District woman MP, the UNDP representative in Uganda, RDC Bundibugyo Mr. Mucunguzi, RDC Kyegewa Mrs. Nyakwera, District Chairperson Mr. Mutegeki, Prime ministers of Cultural institutions- Obudhigiya Bwa Bwamba and Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu, religious leaders and CSO leaders and members .
|Religious leaders present|
The leaders called upon people to be role models in the communities and be promoters of peace; urged people to be transparent if peace is to prevail; warned people to stop concentrating on useless baseless things that are underdevelopment and thanked the security team, some CSOs : International Alert, RIC-NET, RWECO, RFPJ, KRC, UJCC and the media fraternity that has worked so hard in to sensitize communities on peaceful coexistence and restore peace in Bundibugyo and the region as a whole.
|RWECO,RIC-NET,RIDE Africa and partner CBOs at the international day of peace|
To observe the day, Uganda celebrated this day from Bundibugyo district in the western part of the country as a signal to the of the area that peace is a complete necessity not a need, to also serve as a warning to those culprits who work to stabilize the peace in the area and so show the natives that a peaceful co-existence is the only way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals to which the world is standing to achieve.
|Burning of the guns as a symbol for peace.|