UWA asks govt to solve border row

Amuru. Uganda Wildlife Authority has asked the Ministry of Lands to quickly solve a border dispute that has pitted residents of Adjumani Amuru districts.
The two districts are claiming ownership of 825 square kilometres of a piece of land located in Apaa in Pabbo Sub-county, Amuru District.
Speaking at a community meeting organised by Safer World Uganda in Nwoya District at the weekend, Uganda Wildlife Authority director in charge of conservation, Mr John Makombo, said everything had been done and it was time the Ministry of Lands settled the dispute.
“There are maps at the department of surveys in Entebbe showing the demarcation of the two districts. This dispute should be resolved,” he said.
Amuru Resident District Commissioner Nabinson Kidega emphasised that there was no way government would resolve the matter without support from residents.
He said politicians should stop inciting people but educate them on the importance of co-existence.
Mr Nixon Owule, the Adjumani District chairperson, said it was vital that government settles the matter.
UWA has in the recent past evicted 6,000 residents from the disputed piece of land in Apaa which it says belongs to East Madi Game Reserve.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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