Residents say Okello is part of the group opposed to the proposed acquisition of land by Cuanza Limited. Ajok village is part of the over 12.8 square miles of land, which Cuanza Limited wants to acquire for the proposed construction of the multi-billion Nile City in Atoro Parish.
Hersi Abdiriza, 45, was found dead in his guest house room in Lorikwor West Ward, Elegu Town Council in Amuru District around 6:48 am on Tuesday. His compatriot Osuman Ibrahim reported the death to the police.
Last month, over 6,000 truck drivers suspended travels to Juba and parked their cargo fleets at the Elegu border at the Ugandan side in protest of armed violence on foreign drivers along the Nimule-Juba highway.
The land in question was gazetted as East Madi Game Reserve under Zoka Forest in 2012 by the Adjumani District Council, a decision that sparked a border dispute between Adjumani district in West Nile and Amuru district in Acholi, as communities in Amuru argued that the land, which was declared a wildlife reserve is their ancestral land.
Anthony Oringa, the LCIII Chairperson, Lakang Sub County says each of the three claimants have appointed their team who move into the community collecting security intelligence but in the process, end up causing chaos.
They allegedly waylaid Geoffrey Osborn Oceng at 10 pm on Sunday from Okwera –weki Trading Centre in Amuru Sub –County while he was enforcing the presidential guidelines to curb the spread of COVID -19. They reportedly smashed the windscreen of Oceng’s vehicle with stones and fled.
Amuru RDC Geoffrey Oceng Osborn says that in the past two weeks, he has received complaints from 9 men accusing their wives seeking family planning services without their knowledge. Earlier this month, a man in Labala Parishof Pabo Sub County beat his wife to death for having a family planning contraceptive implant without his knowledge.
According to Okema, the trucks were cleared for safe travel to, a day after they called off their strike to protest attacks by gunmen in South Sudan. The latest attack took place along the Yei-Juba route where 8 Ugandan truck drivers were killed.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner, says two weeks ago, armed South Sudanese shot dead a UPDF officer only identified as Lance Corporal Oketch in a gun fire exchange after they illegally entered Uganda.
Zedi Male, the Vice-chairperson of the Truck Driver’s Association, insists that the attacks are not being perpetrated by rebels as the South Sudanese authorities are claiming but they are being executed by government forces. Male says that the latest attack occurred near a military barracks.
On Wednesday, a delegation from the Ugandan side led by the Mayor Koboko Municipality Wilson Sanya and the Regional Police Commander Aswa Steven Kaija received the bodies at Elegu Border point in Amuru District at 6:30 pm.
According to Akule, the rustles were struggling to cross Unyama river into South Sudan by the time they intercepted and chased them away. He notes that none of the rustlers was arrested in the operation that ended by 7:00AM on Monday morning.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner says he has received several concerns from the local leaders in South Sudan asking the Ugandan government to ban the sale of the drug, which is hindering their efforts to totally abolish the drug in their country.
According to Tugume, the letter was dropped at his home in Pupwonya North village, Pupwonya Parish, Atiak Sub County in Amuru district. He suspects the letter that was written in Luo to be the handwork of his rival’s supporters. He reported the matter at Atiak Police Station, where a file was opened, vide SD reference number 12/17/12/ 2020.
According to Oceng, upon a search, they found 6 solar panels in the house of Onung, an LCIII councilor, 3 panels in the house of Okot, chairperson of business community and 1 panel in the house of Loum, the LCI chairperson.