Speaking on Wednesday at the launch of a book titled, Civil Society in Uganda at Hotel Africana, the Minister for Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo says that the level of suspicion is high, which has led to the closure of some offices of CSOs, interdiction of CSO leaders and freezing of bank accounts.
The UPDF 5th Division Commander Brigadier General William Bainomugisha says the exercise will majorly focus on areas presumed to have been escape corridors used by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels.
Pabbo Town Council approved plans to construct the road in the area in 2011. The authorities say anyone who bought land in the area without the involvement and approval of the authorities after the plan was approved risks not being compensated.
Human Rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, says that the behavior of the victims is just is reflecting a multifaceted experience characterized by intimidation, fear and loss of trust in the instruments of accountability in the state and outside the state.