Through Makmot Kibwanga and Company Advocates, Anger claimed that the sub-county leadership illegally trespassed on his family land in 2012 and established a market on it claiming it would be temporary. He, however, said they went ahead to construct a toilet on the land.
The proposed construction of Inomo sub-county Headquarters in Apac District
has received a nod from residents amidst a feud over the land earmarked to
host the administrative unit. The sub-county received 50 million Shillings in the 2019/2020 financial year, as a startup fund for the construction of the Sub
County headquarters after the creation of Inomo Town Council.
The sub-county leadership resolved to construct the sub-county headquarters in Aninolal Farm in Abedmot parish. But this sparked protests
led by 25-year-old Junior Anger, a resident of Abedober Village, saying the land in
the question belongs to his family.
Through Makmot Kibwanga and Company Advocates,
Anger claimed that the sub-county leadership illegally trespassed on his family
land in 2012 and established a market on it claiming it would be temporary. He, however, said they went ahead to
construct a toilet on the land.
Anger asked the sub-county leadership to remove
the illegal structures erected on the land and pay him general damages up to
a tune of 200 million Shillings within a period of two weeks. The matter is scheduled for hearing before the
Aduku Grade I Magistrate Court on September 30th, 2020.
But a section of the community
members welcomed the proposed construction of the sub headquarters in their
area. Ben Ojok Abili, Bonny Odongo and Alex Tino, all residents of Abedmot
parish said they fully support the project and asked the sub-county leadership
to kick start the construction works.
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They, however, asked the sub-county leadership to consider
giving them vibrant projects to improve the livelihoods of the local community
surrounding the land. Douglas Abura, the Inomo LCIII Chairperson thanked the
community for welcoming the project, saying they will soon kickstart the
process for constructing their headquarters on the 3- acre piece of land.
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Jenifer Otyeka, the Inomo Sub County Chief said they are now
considering an out of court settlement with the complainant for the good of the
community. She believes the will greatly improve the livelihoods of the
community once established in the area.
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Junior Anger declined to the developments and instead referred our reporter to
his legal team, saying they are ready to battle the matter in court. Aninolal
Farm, which measures about 500 acres, currently hosts over 3000 residents in
Ajok and Abedmot parishes.
The land which was originally occupied by locals was reportedly donated by the
community to Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in the early 1960s for the establishment of cooperatives. However, the project
collapsed, prompting residents to repossess the land.