Government will establish an Internally Displaced People’s camp within Adjumani District to accommodate more than 1,500 Moyo residents who have fleed their homes following numerous clashes at the Uganda-South Sudan border.
“I urge people of Adjumani District to keep hosting Moyo residents until the problems in their home district are fixed by government,” Mr Musa Ecweru, state minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, said.
Mr Ecweru, instructed Ms Rose Nakabugo, an assistant commissioner in the Office of the Prime Minister to liaise with other implementing partners to ensure that the people who fled from Moyo District “should not die of hunger”.
The minister made the remarks on Sunday afternoon during the commemoration of International Day of Peace held at Dzaipi Primary School playground in Adjumani District.
The national occasion was celebrated under the theme “The Right of People to Peace”.
Ms Nakabugo said she will take up the instruction as ordered, saying she will assign a staff to link up with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Demarcating the borderlines
Gen Moses Ali, the Second Deputy Prime Minister, said there was need to remind the presidents of the two neighbouring countries about the significance of demarcating the border line.
Clashes erupted a fortnight ago when Ugandan census officials were arrested at the border with South Sudan and detained at Kajo-Keji Police station. Angry Moyo residents organised a demonstration in protest, which led to reprisal attacks.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor