Yoweri Museveni has advised the family members of the late James A.A. Otto, father to Aruu County Member of Parliament, Hon. Charles Odonga Otto, to undertake commercial farming in order to get wealth since the family has a large piece of land that can support commercial farming.
He noted that by possessing a large piece of land, the family of the late Otto is able to derive a lot of wealth from that asset. He, therefore, called Hon. Odonga Otto to lead the family in order to enable them get wealth from commercial farming and production.
The President was yesterday speaking to the family members of the late James A.A. Otto whom he paid a visit at their ancestral home in Apiri village, Ongom Sub-County of Aruu Constituency in Pader district, Acholi Sub- Region in Northern Uganda to express his deep condolences and pay his respects to the deceased father of Hon. Odonga Otto. The President had just addressed people who attended the International Day for Older Persons celebrations at Bishop Flynn Secondary School in Pader district.
The late James A.A. Otto passed away on 23rd September 2016 aged 71 years due to kidney related problems.
Hon. Odonga Otto, who received the President at their home, thanked him for taking his time off his busy schedule in order to console them following the loss of their dear father. He said that they, as the Otto family members, were very grateful to President Museveni for his coming to their home.
The Aruu legislator introduced his auntie, Martha, who is one of the ardent supporters of President Museveni.
During his public life, the late James A.A. Otto served as Executive Director of the Human Rights Focus, a Non-Government Organisation, which was founded in 1993. He also served in the education sector where at one time he was head teacher in primary schools in Pader district.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, accompanied the President on the Otto family visit.