Lira University holds Public Lecture on Lira City development issues


By Patrick Opio

Senior Communications Officer

The Resident City Commissioner, Lira City, Lawrence  Egole has advised local leaders and residents in the area to remain vigilant and report elements of insecurity to police.

While addressing a Public Lecture at Lira university, Egole noted that several street children and others have turned crminals, causing unrest amongst City dwellers and travellorsin the region.

The Topic was: Lira City: Where are we? Where do we want to be? How do we get there?  The City Town Clerk, Tibihika Theo, made a comprehensive presentation about the status of Lira City with planned development activities followed by a discussion. Dr Laury Ocen, a lecturer at the University, moderated the programme on 15th June 2023.

”Most of these crminals are our children, others are adults. Please join hands with security operatives by reporting the crminals for arrests and prosecution,” RCC noted.

Egole thanked the mangement of Lira City Council for the job well done. ”We are seeing hope in the present political and civic leaderships of Lira City. They are committed in rendering effctive service in different areas,” Egole observed.

He added that Lira City is among the best performing cities in the country, hosting several national and international events.

The RCC also observed that Lira University is one of the greatest assets in the sub-region.  ” We must make the best use of Lira university, we should support and promote this university to its greatest heights,” RCC says.

Lira City Mayor, His Lordship Atul Sam hailed the collaboration and partnership between Lira University and Lira City saying it has started bearing fruits. ” We are happy with the Managemnt of Lira University. They are  doing good job and supporting Lira City in many ways,” Mayor says.

Atul observed that the City Councillors, together with the technical staff, are busy fixing roads and street lights in a phased manner. ” We shall handle development issues of the City, with resources coming from the Central Government and our Local revenue,” the Mayor notes.

The Chief Guest, Lira University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jasper Ogwal Okeng praised local leaders and the Lango community for giving the 621acres of land for the establishment of the University. ”Collaborations with serious partners is our practice. This University has continued to grow at a steady speed due to partnerships, hard work, selflessness and team spirit among staff,” Prof. Ogwal Okeng asserts.

Other guests were Deputy Vice Chancellor, Assoc. Prof. Okaka Opio Dokotum, Deans of faculties, Directors, lecturers, non teaching staff,  students and the Director, Palm Gardens Hotel in Lira City.

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