Morris Ogwal, a farmer from Ogwete sub county in Otuke district is disappointed that after spending a lot of money on pesticides to manage his tomatoes, the prices has dropped and there are very few buyers.
In 2009, President Museveni while in Otuke district pledged to establish the stock farm in the area to be used as the livestock multiplication centre to boost government restocking program in the region.
President Museveni subsequently directed the State House controller to deliver some 200 heifers on the land but the proposal soon stalled in 2013 due to land dispute when some local residents mainly from the clan of Atek-Okwerowee rejected it.
The suspects are Isa Kabalye, Fredrick Mashate all residents of Kampala, Robin Ongu, Jimmy Awio, and Felix Amuku, all residents of Olilim Sub County in Otuke district.
They were arrested during the joint operation conducted by the are leaders in conjunction with local residents against those cutting shear Nut trees for charcoal burning.
It is believed that the first Lango group who migrated from Abyssinia settled at this hills around 16th century before splitting into various clusters including Lango Olok (Karimojong), Lango Dyang (Ateso) Lango Omiru the present Lango living in North Kyoga comprising of Kole, Lira, Oyam, Apac, Kwania, Otuke, Alebtong, Dokolo and Amolatar districts.
They were arrested by UPDF Soldiers from 405 Brigade based at Nakapelemoru Sub County in Kotido and handed over to Otuke District Security authority headed by the Resident District Commissioner, Robert Abak .
A section of local residents in Otuke district have petitioned President Yoweri Museveni demanding for the establishment of the stalled Stock Farm centre.The proposed establishment of the stock farm meant for the multiplication of livestock mainly heifers stalled in 2013 due to land dispute. The multiplication livestock centre was to be established on a 10,000 acre land at Amodonyanga village, Atira parish in Ogwete Sub County.