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Lango Region Leaders Ask Gov't to Expedite Disarmament Exercise :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Lango Region Leaders Ask Gov't to Expedite Disarmament Exercise

In a letter signed by David Kennedy Odongo, the Chairperson of the Lango Leaders Forum, the leaders want the government to expedite the disarmament of the Karamojong within 18 months.

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Leaders in the Lango region have asked the government to expedite the disarmament of all Karamojong to down cattle raids in the districts of Otuke and Alebtong.

Over 400 heads of cattle have been raided from Otuke and Alebtong districts in the last four months.

In a letter signed by David Kennedy Odongo, the Chairperson of the Lango Leaders Forum, the leaders want the government to expedite the disarmament of the Karamojong within 18 months.  They also want the government to facilitate a regional peace and reconciliation process between the Karamojong and Lango.

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Amos Nsamba, the UPDF 5th Division Spokesperson blames the community for not cooperating with the officers on the ground. He implored the locals to offer information to the soldiers on the ground to facilitate their operations.

The army has so far deployed at Alir parish, Ogwete sub-county in Otuke district and there is hope that more detaches will be established at sub-counties bordering Abim and Agago Districts to intercept the rustlers.

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On Thursday police foiled a scheduled joint sub-regional council meeting organized by the Lango District Chairperson and Mayors Forum. The meeting was meant to discuss the rampant intrusion of the rustlers into the region.

A number of leaders including Otuke District Chairperson Francis Abola and Speaker Lameck Ogwal, Morris Adem, the Speaker Lira District, Francis Ogwang Abwang, and Isaac Apenyo, the LCIII Chairpersons of Adwir and Omoro sub-counties in Alebtong District, and Peter Obong Acuda, the Speaker of Apac District, were briefly detained at Otuke Central Police Station and later released. 



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