According to Amuru Deputy RDC Geoffrey Oceng, a security meeting he held with local leaders and the 4th division commander Brigadier Bonny Bamwiseki, held on Sunday gave a seven-day ultimatum to the cattle owners to vacate the area or risk losing their animals.
The youths who have just been on a tour of the Madhvani-owned Kakira sugar factory in Jinja say they are convinced that the investment would increase the prospects in the district. They explained that they anticipate developments such as extension of electricity, roads, school, hospitals and other infrastructural development to accrue due to the presence of a factory in the rural district.
State minister for economic monitoring Henry Banyenzaki has canceled his planned visit to Amuru district to explore ways of speeding up the stalled sugar production project. Madhvani Company has been in talks with government to secure at least 40,000 hectares of land in Amuru for sugar cane growing.