The paramount chief of Lango, Engineer Dr. Michael Moses Odongo Okune, has urged the government to work with Tekwaro Lango to translate highway codes into the Lango language. This will help sensitize road users to curb the increasing number of road accidents.
Dr. Odongo said this while addressing thousands during the inauguration of the new Okar Omwono Kongo clan chief, Mr. Moses Odongo, in Wabinua Ward, Namasale Town Council in Amolatar district last Saturday.
He said translating highway codes into languages that most road users understand is necessary. Tekwaro Lango is ready to partner with the government to translate the highway codes and sensitize road users on safely using roads and road signs, especially for motorists.
Adding that it will significantly reduce road accidents like the one that claimed seven lives in Lango, including former Erute County North MP and Onywal Ipyeda clan leader Charles Angiro Gutumoi Abacacon, last Saturday.
The regional traffic officer for North Kyoga, SP Mathias Okwir Mulumba, welcomed Odongo’s call for a translated highway code, saying it will ease traffic officers’ work in sensitizing people about road safety.
Odongo also asked the NRM Secretariat to translate President Museveni’s wise counsel to Uganda since 1986 into various languages so that people can refer to it in future to educate new generations. Odongo said Museveni’s speeches on diseases like Ebola and HIV/AIDS, tribalism, sectarianism, anti-poverty, education, afforestation, and more are educative and should be in booklets, including local languages.
“If possible, the NRM Secretariat should produce these messages in a book and local languages,” he said.
He compared Museveni to leaders like Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, John Adams, and Julius Nyerere.