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 +\\  My father used to narrate to us the story of our “migration”. He said our last known ancestor was Owiny who was later named Amola too. This name Amola is a nickname. He said in those days, before the advent of Christianity,​ people were given only one name. Any additional name would be either a nickname of a pet name. Owiny became known also as Amola because of his supernatural powers. Legends put it that Owiny was born with these powers. It is said that he killed an edible rat on the day he was born. It I also said that on their way from western Uganda while other people crossed the Nile in canoes, Owiny just floated on the river as he gently drifted across it. It was also alleged that this man would turn into a tree stump when confronted by enemies. It is this that made him defeat most of his enemies in battles. His luck fell when one of his aides revealed his whereabouts as he was being killed by the Langi. That time the Toro people had settled east of river Nile where today there are lots of land disputes.\\ \\  When they crossed the Nile, they settled at present day Latoro in Purongo sub-county in Nwoya district. They later followed the Nile and settled to the east of the river. It is this place that is being coveted by government for sugar growing. Owiny and his people were joined by other wanderers like the Ogoropii, Akako, Pawel, Pabwodo Lumunga and other smaller groups of wanderers. These people lived together up to the time the British disorganized them by bringing them to Gulu. The reason for moving this people to Gulu was just because of the Sleeping Sickness epidemic not rebellion like that of the Lamogi people.\\ ​ My father narrated that his father was at one time a soldier of the Arabs. The Arabs under Emin Pasha – Emin Pasha was governor of the Equatorial Province of Province. He said grandfather spoke some Arabic. Grandfather had very humble beginnings. His father had no sisters so he could not get dowry to pay for a wife. But his brother had at one time paid dowry for his friend’s wife. The friend –Acic belonged to Pagak clan. Acic died after having only one son with Loyica. This man seeing that his friend had died and that his brother was without a wife and that it was he who paid the dowry, removed the woman from Pagak people, gave the woman to his brother Ogaringole. Ogaringole took Loyica and from her got my grandfather Olal Andrea Lacadi.\\ \\  When the British finally allowed people to live Gulu, my grandparents went and settled at Kaladima 3kms west of Pagak School. My father being ambitious that his children should be at school, moved to our present day home near Pagak School.
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