Kitgum LCV Chairperson Jackson Omona says that they have received a team from the office of the Solicitor General that will work jointly with sub-county community development officers and sub-county chiefs to verify the claimants.
Robinson Onecan Acen (Independent), Charles Onen Sali (Independent), Silver Oyet (Independent), Godfrey Luwo (NRM) and Margret Lamwaka Odwar (Independent) are among those who endorsed the pledge following concerns being raised by voters over the current moves over the status quo of land ownership.
His remarks come just two days after the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo issued a statement indicating that the US is closely paying attention to the actions of some individuals seeking to impede the democratic processes in Uganda ahead of the 2021 general elections.
Lapyem takes over the office which had been vacant following death of former Vice Chairperson Billy Graham Odongkara. Odongakara succumbed to covid-19 in September this year from Bregma Medical Center.
According to Bishop Kitara, under the campaign the over 600 clergy, catechists and lay leaders affiliated to the diocese that covers Lamwo, Pader, Agago and Kitgum district will visit homesteads to raise awareness against Gender Based Violence.
Richard Ocitti, the LCI Bongo-Laku ward in Tumangu village told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Sunday that the suspect lured the minor to his room on Friday while she was playing with her friends.
The Kitgum District Police Commander Keith Tommy Eyaku, says that the suspects orchestrated an inter-clan clash that started last night and continued until Thursday before the police quelled the situation.
The Labongo Amida Sub County LC III Chairperson, Wilfred Nyeko, says the assailants reportedly broke into the couple’s house and hacked Otur to death while his wife was left unconscious with multiple injuries.
The mediation comes nearly six months after a violent inter-clan clash among Pajong clan members that left 16 people with severe body injuries in rivalry over the land in Lyelukwar village in Pela Parish.
According to Acayo, all the gains she made during the 13 years out of captivity have vanished due to the effects of COVID-19. Acayo says she currently has no money to feed her children, adding that she hasn’t been able to pay rent for the past five months.
Kitgum Town Clerk, Emmanuel Banya told URN that he wasn’t aware of the allegations. He, however, notes that Municipal officials often issue letters to property owners reminding them to acquire occupancy permits before using them.