Relatives of Fronasa Fighters Fault Gov’t for Failing to Fulfill Pledge

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President Yoweri Museveni

Relatives of Front for National Salvation–FRONASA in Acholi sub-region are demanding for their reparations and unfulfilled pledges.

FRONASA was a rebel group formed by Museveni in 1972.

Relatives under their umbrella body labelled FRONASA Fraternity of Acholi (FFA) led by Francis Okello Odoki, son to ex-fighter late Brig. Lino Okuya of Awere in Omoro district now want to meet the President to demand for compensations.

Odoki explained that the government has failed to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of who paid the ultimate price under FRONASA.

Gasper Arop, another aggrieved relative of Ferdinand Gipir from Atiak sub-county in Amuru district says that 38 FRONASA fighters said they want to meet Museveni face to face without intermediaries so that he fulfills his pending pledges.

Susan Amony, a market vendor and daughter to Amos Obwona who was killed by firing squad in 1973 at Gulu Golf Course says her dad’s death deprived them of education and now appeals to Museveni for reparation.

The group which is estimated over 10,000 in numbers are in the eight districts of Gulu; Kitgum, Pader, Agago, Nwoya, Amuru, Lamwo and Omoro have threatened to mobilize themselves and oppose President Museveni’s candidature ahead of 2021 general polls if government doesn’t respond to them within 14 days.  

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