By Ronald Kabuye
The international criminal court ICC has partnered with the Royal Danish Embassy in a one year project in abide to bring justice closer to the people of Northern uganda in the trial of one of the former Lord’ Resistance Army LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen.
The project will cost the two bodies 120,000 euros which will be used to procure the video screening equipments at least one set to all the 23 perishes, pay for live radio talk show about the same case and buy communities radios, create listening clubs and facilitate traditional, religious and journalists with trips to Hague to attend the proceedings so that they get in a better position to explain the work done.
During the signing ceremony held at the Danish embassy, the paramount Chief, his highness Rwot David Onen Achana and the arch-bishop of Gulu John Baptist Odam said that they are optimistic that this project will help in closing gap between their people and the icc especially on the happenings and make them accept the justice that will be given.
They also revealed that the effects of the war were unattended to and is now being manifested in terms of gender based violence, psychology torture, mental illness, drug abuse, poverty amongst other thus calling for a hand in addressing the same and to bring each and everyone of the person who took part to book.
Meanwhile the Danish ambassador to Uganda mogens pedersen said that this will help in making international justice relevant thus contributing to building peace and stability not only Uganda but world wide.
On his part the ICC registrar Herman Von Hebel said that the project will bring the icc court room to every person and make the understanding of proceedings easy.
By Ronald Kabuye