MP says officials started Apaa land conflict to steal resources

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MP Komakech

Greater North Parliamentary Forum Chairperson, Lyandro Komakech, is seeking the international community’s intervention into the Apaa land conflict.

MP Komakech accused government officials of perpetuating the conflict for personal gain.

Komakech said the current border disputes between Adjumani and Amuru cannot be adjudicated by government, which he said has failed the people.

The conflict, he said, is due to scramble for the region’s natural resources.

Kadaga summons prime minister

Victoria University

This week, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, directed the Office of the Prime Minister to intervene in the reported displacement of people of Apaa, Amuru district by unknown militia.

This comes after the MPs: Hon. Lucy Akello (Amuru District) and Hon. Lilly Adong (Nwoya District) sought immediate government intervention to solve the ongoing havoc meted on the people of the area by unknown militia from Adjumani district.

The MPs said this was in contravention of a presidential directive halting any evictions of the people of Apaa.

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Mario Obiga Kania, said that the Prime Minister had directed his Ministry to prepare the response to be presented on Tuesday next week.

She also directed the Ministry of Internal Affairs to ensure there is security for people in camps.

In 2015, Government demarcated the boundary between Amuru and Adjumani amidst protests from the people of Amuru.

The leaders of Amuru said that the process only involved people from Adjumani and that the boundary was extended inside Amuru.

Since then, the area has witnessed conflicts which have led to deaths, destruction of property as well as displacement of residents.

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