Apaa Land: Rugunda To Lead Gov’t Leaders To Resolve Crisis

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The Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda will on Thursday lead a delegation of government officials on a two-day mission to bring a lasting solution between the Acholi and Madi communities of Northern Uganda over Apaa land wrangles.

According to Julius Mucunguzi the Prime Minister’s Communications Advisor, the team will comprise of the First Deputy Prime Minister Gen Moses Ali, Ministers of Lands, Water and Environment, Local Government, Internal Affairs, Tourism and State Minister for Northern Uganda.

He added that the Executive Directors of Uganda Wildlife Authority and National Forest Authority will as well join the team.

“They will be joined by teams from Acholi and Madi communities, to find out ways of resolving the long standing land conflict that has pitted the two communities for several years.”

The Prime Minister’s delegation follows an initiative by President Yoweri Museveni last month, when he visited the area and met with the leaders of the two communities and pledged to end the conflict.

The President asked the Prime Minister to lead efforts to bring a final solution to the dispute which has caused destruction and suffering to the people.

President Museveni also said the Prime Minister would be coordinating a committee of 10 people, five from each tribe to study his proposal and return with a conclusion after three weeks.

Apaa has for a long time been a scene of clashes between the Acholi (Amuru District) and Madi (Adjumani District) communities, with each group claiming ownership of land.

Source: Chimpreports