Monday, November 15, 2010

Government told to reconsider resettlement process

Rebecca Kadaga, Uganda's Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has urged the Ugandan government to review the resettlement process in northern Uganda. She expressed the need to do more for those resettling in the north, and not leave all the work to NGOs. She also said the government needs to be placing more emphasis on healing instead of reconstruction. Recuperating the victims of the 20-year war against the LRA should be more important than building roads, according to Kadaga. She voiced her opinions during the review of Security Council Resolution 1325, which addresses women, peace and security during and after conflict. Kadaga called for increased women involvement in the healing process, such as taking jobs in a peacekeeping facility.

-Abbey Smith

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