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St Janani Lumum Pilgrims Seek For Assistance


Pilgrims trekking a distance of 510 kilometres, to retrace the final journey of  Janani Luwum, a former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, killed during Amin’s Regime are in need of support including finance, food and medical supplies

The pilgrimage preceding the annual St Janani Luwum day, celebrated each year on February 16, aims at tracing Luwum’s final journey from Kampala to his gravesite at Wii Gweng in Mucwini, Kitgum district.

Over 70 pilgrims who started the journey at Namirembe Cathedral on January 29 will spend up to 17 days on the road to Mucwini, through Luweero, Kigumba, Karuma, Kamdini, Gulu, Kitgum and a loop at Madi Opei.

Apollo Lawoko, the chairperson organizing committee northern Uganda says the pilgrims shall be in the hands of his team after crossing Karumba Bridge on Friday and they are sourcing for support of any kind from members of the public.

Those who want to support the pilgrims can take it to Gulu senior secondary school or contact Rev Sir. Maliam Aber on phone number 0783600629.

Luwum is reported to have been killed in 1977 together with Erinayo Wilson Oryema, the Minister of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning and Arphaxad Charles Kole Oboth Ofumbi who was the Minister of Interior.

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