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.
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.
Under the open door Policy, the government has been accepting refugees from any Part of the world and once an individual is granted a refugee status, he or she is free to move, work and even open a business in line with the 2006 Refugee Act.
Kamuze says that the majority of the refugees are fleeing biting hunger coupled with poverty and insecurity from Imatong state while others are seeking for better social services in Uganda. He says 60 per cent of the refugees are women and seemingly malnourished children.
The solder identified as James Onyango, a Lance Corporal attached to SPLA’s Lion Battalion was arrested on 19 March 28, 2019 armed with an AK47 gun Reg: No. Bm-9640 with 59 rounds and two empty magazines.