Security personnel at Ngomoromo border checkpoint who sought anonymity for fear of reprisal said that the armed men invaded the Ugandan territory on Monday night and erected a roadblock at Lakolori, a kilometre from the previous checkpoint in Otwilo all territories on the Ugandan side.
The rowdy youths stormed the Sub County Electoral Commission office and locked it accusing the area Election Supervisor, David Kidaga of issuing nomination forms to only one aspirant, singlehandedly picking candidates of his choice and ineligible persons.
A five-member delegation of security personnel from South Sudan’s Torit state accompanied by political and cultural leaders handed the animals to Lamwo district leaders at Apiriti border point in Madi-Opei sub-county on Sunday.
Amone had convened an emergency council meeting for councillors to realign the boundary of the newly created Lamwo East County to suit the need of the community following concerns from the community and a section of local leaders.
Hillary Onek, the Minister for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness in the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday said that the funds will be channelled through Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre, a missionary owned Centre in Palabek Sub County established last year.
The Refugee Welfare Council Chairperson, Robert Ocan says the clash between the two groups started from a dispute over a piece of land that was allocated to the refugees by the host community for cultivation.
The project, undertaken by ZEEP Construction Uganda Ltd covers the construction of an administration block, three-storied classroom blocks, a library, kitchen, multipurpose science and ICT laboratories, staff houses, latrines and a playground.
The labourers were transported aboard Gateway buses on Sunday by Horyal Investment Holding Company Ltd. The company contracted by the government is implementing sugarcane growing in the district on behalf of Ayuu Alali Sugarcane Cooperatives Society.
Charles Byamugisha Maserino, the Sector Intelligence Officer for Kitgum and Lamwo districts noted that Lamwo district officials have requested to relocate some suspects to Kitgum due to space challenges.
This comes as Horyal Investment Holding Company Ltd, contracted by government to implement the sugarcane project has failed to acquire targeted 900 laborers to work on 6,500 hectares land ready for sugarcane growing.
The two leaders have had counter-accusations for nearly a month since the country went into lockdown with each accusing the other of insubordination, sparking fears that their conducts are crippling efforts geared towards implementation of COVID-19 directives.