JULY 23, 2009: Clerics Criticise Chissano's Stand On LRA Rebels

Clerics Criticise Chissano's Stand On LRA Rebels

SOURCE: The Monitor

By Paul Amoru & James Eriku

GULU — A statement by Mr Joachim Chissano, the outgoing UN Secretary General's envoy for the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) affected areas, recommending that both the peaceful and military option be pursued to end the conflict in northern Uganda has received round condemnation from a local religious group.

The Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI) yesterday released a press statement signed by its chairperson, Arch Bishop John Baptist Odama and his vice Alhajji Musa Khelil, saying the military option still being recommended by Mr Chissano failed to bring peace for over two decades...

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