In a momentous occasion, the Karamoja region has officially installed Papaa Angasuban Adei Peter as its new King.
This unprecedented move aims to unite the community and stimulate economic growth in an area plagued by cattle rustling, marking a significant departure from its historical absence of kingship.
Elderly figures from diverse communities across the Karamoja region gathered in Moroto to explain their decision to crown the new King.
Ayen Jackson, the Abim district Coordinator, emphasized their shared purpose, stating, “We want to make a collective effort to address the region’s ongoing challenges, primarily linked to cattle-related conflicts and theft, which have hindered progress for years.”
The newly-installed leadership is resolute in addressing the root causes of unrest and has identified key priorities.
Lomeo Joseph, the new Minister of Agriculture & Pastoral Resources, shared their central initiatives, saying, “Promoting commercialized agriculture and responsible cattle rearing are among the key initiatives we intend to champion.”
Elected leaders have pledged to collaborate closely with the government, working in tandem to drive development in the region.
Their commitment reflects a common objective of achieving economic growth, enhancing living conditions, and establishing lasting peace.
To ensure effective governance and leadership, a well-structured cabinet has been established, comprising over twenty members responsible for coordinating district activities.
The cabinet includes ministers overseeing various aspects of governance, a secretariat managing administrative functions, and a finance department handling fiscal matters.
The introduction of a king in the Karamoja region is viewed as a transformative step toward fostering unity and stability.
The new leadership is poised to confront long-standing challenges that have impeded development, instilling hope in the community for a brighter future.