Rebecca Kyomuhendo, the family representative, explains that they had to leave their land and belongings behind when they fled to Western Uganda due to the war. Now, almost forty years later, they have returned to reclaim their land.
Now, in a March 15, 2023 letter seen by the Uganda Radio Network (URN) to the Permanent Secretary and the Commissioner for Crop protection in the MAAIF, the Nakaseke Deputy Chief AdministrativeOfficer, Ramathan Kasozi Kato, says that the most affected areas are Wakyato, Ngoma, Kinyogoga and Kinoni sub-counties.
According to Gen. Otafiire, the attacks do not indicate a manifestation of rebel activities in the country. He told URN in an interview from Gulu City on Wednesday that some of the attackers have been arrested and put out of action while conducting criminal activities using the guns they had stolen from security personnel.
Last week, Ssebunnya a member of the National Unity Platform-NUP party circulated leaflets indicating that he will organize an event to pray for the souls of all those who died during the NRA bush war from 1981-to 1986.
Godfrey Batalingaya, the LC 1 chairperson of Mazzi-Malungi village in Kinyogoga Sub-County, says that the lockdown saw a ban on Cattle markets in the area to stem the spread of COVID-19. According to Batalingaya, many of the residents in his jurisdiction who could take cattle products to markets every Monday were affected seriously due to loss of income.
The combatants returned alongside 1406 soldiers of the 25 battle group who had also completed one year of service. The Chief of Defense Forces-CDF, General David Muhoozi received the soldiers at the UPDF Peace Support Operations and Training Center (PSO-TC) in Nakaseke District.