TOP
Saturday,August 24,2019 09:19 AM

Iteso demand Bahima eviction

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd May 2006 03:00 AM

Teso leaders want the Government to immediately evacuate Bahima and Banyarwanda pastoralists from Teso communal wetlands, reports Simon Naulele.

Teso leaders want the Government to immediately evacuate Bahima and Banyarwanda pastoralists from Teso communal wetlands, reports Simon Naulele.

The Iteso Cultural Union deputy prime minister, John Dewit Oryokot, said in a statement the Government must uproot the settlers urgently.

This call followed a call by Teso Paramount chief Papa Emorimor Augustine Osuban for the immediate evacuation of the pastoralists.

They appealed to the Government to close all displaced people’s camps in Teso and resettle the people.

“The government must ensure that the Karimojong are disarmed and cause peace and unity between the people of Teso and Karamoja,” the statement said.

They also demanded the government honours a pledge to grant Tororo-Teso and Pallisa-Teso district status in accordance with the the 1947 borders.

Meanwhile, MP for Kapelebyong county, Johnson Malinga has challenged the Government to immediately evict the pastoralists from wetlands. He said the herdsmen should live with the rest of the indigenous people and not in isolated wetlands.

He said if the Government did not act immediately, Teso people would assume that the ‘invasion’ of the wetlands in the region was planned by the government. Malinga was speaking in Soroti town.
Ends

Iteso demand Bahima eviction

Related Articles

More From The Author

Related articles