The State Minister for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny in a November 7 letter to all Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) in Lango, West Nile, and Acholi Subregion seen by this reporter noted that five major routes have been identified for the exit of the noncompliant cattle keepers.
Maj. Turyamumanya notes that during this period, they are encouraging the cattle keepers who are unable to fence off their land and meet all their requirements to voluntarily leave or face forceful expulsion.
Kilak South legislator Gilbert Olanya alleges that the President had no goodwill in solving the complaints raised by locals on the existence of the cattle keepers who fraudulently acquired land. He says while in other areas the cattle keepers were expelled by the President without much delay, the evictions in Acholi have dragged on for many years.
While addressing mourners at the reburial of Brig. Gen Pierino Okoya in Gulu District on Friday, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo commended the president for owning up to the mistakes made during his regime.
The President said the politics of identity, religion, and tribes led to the killings of many innocent people in the country in the past which were uncalled for at the time if the leaders focused on uniting the country.
Museveni observed that Meddie Nkalubo, has been the author of the bombs in Kampala – like those near the Police Station in Kampala, that one near Parliament and ones discovered recently near Kayanja's Church and in the Bunamwaya area.
Former Leader of Opposition Prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo says acknowledgment of NRM mistakes in the country shouldn’t only be for the Acholi people but for the entire regions that experienced heinous crimes in the past.
Speaking to hundreds of believers in Gulu City on Saturday, President Museveni noted that the Commission of inquiry will help to bring out the truth about the land conflict and unearth the perpetrators of violence.
He says divisions deter development and therefore cultural institutions should ensure that they use their platforms to preach peace and development. Museveni called upon traditional leaders to mobilise their subjects to work hard to get rid of poverty from their homes.
President Yoweri Museveni disclosed that each family of the 41 individuals killed by the rustlers will receive food relief and cash assistance, while those injured will be given one million shillings in the Agago district.
President Museveni committed that the measures to stop the cattle raids which among them include using aircraft at night, drones, more man powers, and developing security roads will be done within two months.
Museveni who commissioned the new Border Export Zone-BEZ and the one-stop border post -OSBP on Wednesday explained that the intention of closing markets was to stop crowding as part of the COVID-19 containment measures since the country didn’t have vaccines at the time.
During the 2010 and 2015 presidential campaigns, President Museveni promised to tarmac the 119-kilometer road to ease the transportation of goods to the market but to date, it has remained in a bad state.
Addressing a rally at Masindi Golf and spots Club center in Masindi Municipality on Saturday afternoon, Museveni explained that the government considered the Parish Development Model initiative in order to create wealth and jobs through industrialization, services, Information and Communication Technology, and modernization of Agriculture