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Acholi Diaspora Demand Accountability for Apaa Donations

Laroker P'Okot the chairperson of the Acholi community in the diaspora says that accountability for the money has not been made. Laroker explains that in May, Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV Chairperson wrote to them seeking for more financial support. He, however, says that they halted further donations until accountability is made.

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The Acholi community living in the diaspora are demanding for accountability of funds sent to support displaced victims of the contested Apaa land in Amuru district.

Over 300 displaced residents of Apaa camped at the United Nations compound in Gulu and a contribution of 40 million shillings was sent to Amuru district local government in 2017 to support the displaced families.

Laroker P'Okot the chairperson of the Acholi community in the diaspora says that accountability for the money has never been made.  

Laroker explains that in May, Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV Chairperson wrote to them seeking for more financial support. He, however, says that they halted further donations until accountability is made. 

But Kilak South MP, Gilbert Olanya alleges that the money was misappropriated and wants the money refunded.

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Cue out…. Madi and Acholi."//   

However, Lakony dispels the accusation arguing that the money was well spent for the intended purpose which included paying legal fees for a court case for the victims. 

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Cue out…. money is coming."// 

The 817 square kilometres of land in question approximately is being claimed by Uganda Wildlife Authority - UWA, National Forestry Authority (NFA) and locals from Adjumani district.  

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