Several fish ponds, nursery beds for trees, a residential house, vegetable and maize gardens near the river banks in Pager and Central Divisions have since been submerged. Margaret Lakidi, a fish farmer in Ayul B village in Pager Division says five of her fish ponds have been submerged.
They are part of the 1036 Officers and Militants of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) who have honourably retired from active service in the Forces after completing 20 to 40 years of service to the nation and the region.
More than 1,000 youthful vigilantes in Paimol sub-county, one of the areas frequented by the cattle thugs early this year volunteered to guard their kraals and protect animals from looters. This comes at the backdrop of an increment in cases of cattle theft in the district by warriors from the neighbouring Karamoja region.