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Amuru Authority Warns of Escalating Land Disputes

According to Lakony, he receives an average of 6 land related cases every day an increase from 3 before the lock-down.

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Amuru district authorities have raised a red flag over the escalation of land conflicts during the Covid-19 Lock-down.

Information from the office of the LC V Chairperson shows 3 out of 5 households in the district are involved in land disputes.     

Michael Lakony, the Amuru LC V chairperson, says people are taking advantage of the partial lockdown of courts to evict others from their land.

According to Lakony, he receives an average of 6 land related cases every day an increase from 3 before the lock-down. 

He says many people are redundant and have resorted to selling land to raise money to finance their lifestyle.  

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Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner, says their preliminary findings show that the land dispute is being fueled by increased demand for money.

According to Oceng, 90% of the disputes involve people who want to sell off land while in other cases some people connive with local leaders to conduct evictions in violation of the presidential directive against the same.     

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Early this month, several houses and properties were destroyed in Amuru town council following a botched eviction by members of the same family. 

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