MTN Uganda offers Ker Alur Kingdom UGX20 million as the Kingdom prepares to celebrate the tenth coronation anniversary of His Majesty, the Ubimu of Alur, Phillip Olarker Rauni III. The telco also pledged to support the kingdom’s inter-clan cycling events in a bid to promote social cohesion in the West Nile kingdom that displayed potential in that sport during MTN Uganda’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
While visiting the Rwoth, Ubimu Phillip Olarker Rauni III at his Bugolobi palace, MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte handed over the UGX20 million cheque to the kingdom officials to support the coronation celebrations that are set to take place in Zombo on October 31st 2020.
Speaking at the cheque handover, Vanhelleputte expressed MTN’s elation towards working with the people of Ker Alur.
“At MTN, we are focused on actively demonstrating what can be achieved if we work together to enable a shared value system. We firmly believe that we are good together because MTN only succeeds if the communities in which we operate succeed,” said Vanhelleputte
The Ubimu of Alur expressed his heartfelt gratitude to MTN Uganda for its continued support towards the people of Ker Alur.
Alur people are an ethnic group who live mainly in the Nebbi, Zombo, and Arua districts in northwestern Uganda. The Alur kingdom has galvanized her position over the years as it is probably the only kingdom that was not affected by the Ugandan ban on traditional monarchies in 1966. This strong cultural heritage of the Alur Kingdom bestowed The Ubimu of Alur tribe, Rwoth Philip Olarker Rauni III as the ruler of the entire Alur tribe, with his capital at Kaal Atyak Winam, Zombo district after his grandfather, Rwoth Jobi II rested.
Ker Alur Kingdom now becomes the fourth Cultural Institution they have entered a parternship with. The other three Cultural Institutions include; Tooro, Bunyoro, and Busoga. All institutions signing a two-year partnership. The partnerships seek to uplift the socio-cultural well-being of the subjects of the respective kingdoms. The partnerships are also based on the premise that Cultural Institutions play a central role in fostering shared beliefs and a unity of purpose as well as facilitating their subject’s social wellbeing through community programs.