The residents said that they do not need a valley dam since they do not have cattle and advised the officials to try finding other means for "eating" money. They also said the the valley dam project targets to grab their land.
Speaking to journalists at the Northern Uganda Media Club-NUMEC on Monday afternoon, Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Public Relations Officer revealed that rescue efforts by the marine experts have waned.
Kitgum district received 3,120 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines. But, statistical data obtained from the district health department indicates that by Sunday, April 25, only 537 people had been vaccinated. The data indicates that out of the registered 720 health workers, only 192 have received the jab, 144 teachers had received the jab against the targeted 1,189 and only 47 security personnel have been vaccinated.
Magadale Cheptai, another resident appealed to the office of the president to order RDC off their land, saying it was the only remaining grazing area in their community. "If he wanted land he should have come and consulted the local community but not using his position of RDC to come and grab people's land," she said.
Mwaka says the matter came to the limelight after residents reported to the authorities indicating that a team of officials from Aswa Ranch made an incursion into Tiima village where they are developing part of the land without providing locals and area leaders with adequate notification.
According to Mutyaba, the Health Ministry has since established that 60% of Ugandans consume herbal medicine. He reveals that NDA has so far registered and cleared over 180 locally made herbal medicines.