By Jimmy Komakech
Journalists in Gulu district have been urged to be human rights defenders and publish stories that positively impact the lives of the street kids.
This appeal was made by David Onen Acana II the Acholi Paramount Chief during an activity organised by the members of the Northern Uganda Media Club NUMEC to clean the paramounts chief’s palace on World Press Freedom Day 3rd May 2018.
The Acholi Paramount Chief Acana stressed that journalist need to create awareness about the status of the street kids because they can become resourceful in the future.
Godfrey Anywar a member of NUMEC points out that some reporters are more interested in writing controversial and political stories neglecting human interest stories like plight of the street kids.
Geoffrey Okello a proprietor of Kiddy Face foundation noted that the street kids need love from the community. This he says would help in changing attitudes of the kids.
Gulu district has many orphans and vulnerable children, many of who are being kept by charity organizations and orphanages.
At least 100 children still sleep and eat off the streets of Gulu town, seven years after peace returned to the region. End