Mao tells critics of Invisible Children to back off

Gulu

The Democratic Party President and former Chairperson of Gulu district Mr Norbert Mao has advised critics witch-hunting the Invisible Children in their efforts to highlight what happened to the people of northern Uganda during the two decades brutal war to back off; adding further that these are the people who do not what to see the northerners gaining their glory.

Mao made the statement during the launch of the two videos “Kony2012” and “Beyond Famous” both produced by the Invisible Children whose Executive Director and CEO Mr Ben Keesey was in attendance.

Mao noted that Jesus Christ was crucified 2,000 years ago but to this day Christians still remember his suffering and his resurrection, in the same vain; what is wrong with reminding people of what happened to the northerners who have seen peace not even a decade yet.

“The world needs to be reminded of what the Lord Resistance Army did to us and what he (Kony) is still doing in the neighboring countries,” Mao said.

Mao added that invisible children has been a catalyst in sharing “our plight, therefore its efforts should not be criticized just like the way it was when Kony 2012 Video was released.

Mr Obed Anilengbe from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), noted that several attacks by Kony have taken place that has led to people fleeing their homes for fear of their dear lives; adding that education has been affected the most together with other infrastructural development.

“Bureaucracy in our country has made us suffer the more, the leadership doesn’t want to talk about it thereby affecting the redundant communities,” he said.

The Country Director of Invisible Children in Uganda Ms Jolly Okot Laker said that that the video is meant to awaken the world that as much as Kony is no longer in Northern Uganda he still commits atrocities in neighboring countries like Southern Sudan and Congo.

“He is still active and committing the exact atrocities that he did to the people of the north,” she said.

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mr Jacob Oulanyah agrered with Ms Okot Laker and said that the Invisible Children should be applauded for informing the world that Kony has shifted his base from the north and he is now abusing the right of others in the neighboring countries.

“The search for peace should continue and we must also remember what we went through, there are no reasons as to why we should talks as if nothing happened to us,” he added.

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