The charcoal valued at 112,500,000 million Shillings were being transported from Adjumani District via Amuru enroute to Busia Sofia Marker in Busia Town at the Uganda – Kenya border. The incident happened between December 2019 and January 2020.
Stephen Drani, the head of the institution told URN in an interview in Gulu that the level of impunity and lawlessness being exhibited by highly placed individuals in government who plunder the forest resource is unceasingly worrying.
Linda Agnes Auma, the Resident District Commissioner of Amuru criticized the interference by UWA as a sabotage to the peace, recovery and economic development efforts of the district after the two-decade long insurgency by Lord’s Resistance Army - LRA.
Wilfred Odiya Baguma, the Attiak Sub County LC III Chairperson told URN that the charcoal dealers were first detained at Atiak Youth Multi-Purpose Hall before they were escorted out of the district on Tuesday evening.
Recently, floods disrupted business in Elego trading center leaving traders counting losses. David Otto operates a guest house in Elago trading. Otto says he has been making losses since the floods occurred as people cannot access his guest house.