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Museveni vows to tackle Katakwi land conflicts

By Emmanuel Alomu

Added 17th May 2017 11:30 AM

The Angisa land issue started way back in 2007

The Angisa land issue started way back in 2007

President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to ensure that land conflicts between the communities of Angisa Parish in Magoro Sub County, Katakwi district are solved.   

This follows an outcry by voters in Toroma County that Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is grabbing the locals' land in Angisa Parish which has a population of over 3,000 people.

While addressing the rally to garner support for NRM candidate for the Toroma County MP race, Joseph Andrew Koluo on Tuesday, Museveni said he will use the law to ensure that the borders in Angisa are established.

According to him, the army managed to remove 40,000 guns from cattle rustlers in Karamoja since the disarmament process kicked off and this is why land conflicts are coming up because people are returning to their villages since peace has been restored.

Museveni said that the land under contention in Angisa according to the information he has was formerly a hunting area not part of Pian Upe wildlife reserve as UWA claims.

He was responding to the leaders including the district NRM chairperson, Richard Opio Edeket, who said that some politicians have taken the advantage of the Angisa land conflict to win support from voters.

The Angisa land issue started way back in 2007 when people who claimed that they left their villages during the insurgency in 1964, started returning to their ancestral homes.

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