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Felix Acala the Local Council II – Apua Parish Aromo Sub County (Parish Leader) has been attending trainings on Natural Resources Management at the sub county headquarters of Aromo organised by Women Leaderships Development and facilitated by District Natural Resource Officer of Lira District Local Government. Felix just like any other participant got his capacity built on natural resource management of which the acquired knowledge has been put into use to change the mindsets of the people in his parish.

This has been challenging to him since as a leader he was also involved in mismanagement of natural resources in his area, Felix has been part of people farming in wetland as means of survival. Therefore it was a double standard for him.

However, in September 2019, He could not continue with his actions because as a leader who is on the Natural Resource committee in parish, he is expected to monitor and report on natural resource activities in his area, this prompted him to come out and leave farming in the wetland. This was attributed to the numerous trainings at the sub county which got him transformed and became a change agent to transform his community.

He has now started farming on the main land and he was head of leaders from his parish who in October went to Aleka Parish that neighbors them from Oyam District and talked to the leaders from there to sensitize their people as well on the dangers of mismanagement of natural resources. Felix is very happy with Women Leadership development together with Leaders of Lira District Local Government for having built their capacity as leaders at both sub county and parish level.