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of Parliament Anita Among has directed the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban
Development to conduct an investigation into the 90 acres of land that
were allegedly grabbed by businesswoman Sylvia Owori in Tororo District.
a petition signed by 244 affected residents of Nyangole Zone, Nyangore Sub
County in Tororo directed to the Speaker. The residents accused Awori’s UPDF guards
of harassment and intimidation.
currently serves as the Director of Operations under the Operation Wealth
Creation – OWC, a position she was promoted to on December 28th, 2020. She had
previously served as the OWC Executive Assistant to the National Coordinator,
Gen Salim Saleh.
was read on the floor of Parliament by Sarah Opendi, the Tororo District Woman during
the plenary sitting on Thursday as a matter of national importance.
Owori of fencing off the land and displacing some families, with her bodyguards beating up innocent residents, encroaching and ploughing people’s
gardens at night.
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According to Opendi, Owori has blocked pupils of Heroes Foundation Primary
School and the followers of Abundant Life Church from accessing their premises
claiming the two institutions were constructed on her land.
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The petitioners further explained that they tried seeking interventions from
the police, the Resident District Commissioner, and the Local Council leaders
but to no avail.
directed the Minister of Lands to go on the ground for a fact-finding visit and
put temporary measures to prevent the alleged violations, and referred the
matter to the Committee of Parliament on Physical Infrastructure.
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Owori, 46, is a Ugandan fashion designer and entrepreneur. She is
the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Zipa Modeling Agency.
Ochola's journalism career begun from Radio King 90.2 FM in Gulu around 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 Fm under Vision Group in 2012. He also reported for Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm, Kitgum in 2015 before joining Wizarts Foundation in 2017.
He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and latr Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.