According to Jalon Lakony Opiyo, every time elephants invade the area, each member of the village which has around 2000 households contributes 1000 shillings for the rangers to rescue them and their properties.
According Patrick Okello Oryema, Nwoya district LCV chairperson, they have tasked the local leaders to document and carry out assessment of the level of destruction to be submitted to the Office of the Prime Minister.
Last year in October, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced that it would install 30 Kilometers of low voltage electric fencing in major human-wildlife conflict hotspots in Murchison Falls National Park. Each Kilometre will cost 50 Million shillings.
Grace Acayo, a concerned resident explained that suspected patients have often been sighted sending children to buy for them cigarettes and drinking water from the adjacent shops in Anaka Town Council, a practice which puts the children at the risk of picking infections and passing them onto others.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru district chairperson also said that over 200 casual workers are stuck in Attiak Sugar Plantation belonging to Horyal Sugar factories and are struggling amidst shortages of enough food, health services, clean water and other necessities among others.
Lucy Okot Akello, the Head-teacher of Pope Paul VI Secondary School, Anaka says they have enrolled 150 Senior One students who are currently faced by lack of teachers for the optional subjects like Kiswahili and Chinse languages as well as Physical Education.
Felix Onencan, a farmer in Agung village says he has suffered unimaginable loss after the elephants destroyed his crops and shuttered his investment. He told URN that he procured a bank loan and hired 300 acres of land on which he planted soybean which has all been ruined.
Most of the commercial farms are owned by Indians and are found in Lungulu, Got Apwoyo and Latoro sub counties. Those implicated are Oola lolim farm, Fol farm, Amatheon Agri, Pinacle farm, Delight Uganda Limited, Vineyak Agro Farm Ltd and Rigil Agrotech Ltd among others.