Pauline Ayoo, another resident, said the closure of Apaa Health Centre II has mostly affected expectant mother since they are missing maternal health services due to lack of transport to move to distant health facilities.
Bernard Bamwine, the Spokesperson of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, says they have allowed the petitioners to stay longer in the compound and use peaceful means to present their petition.
The group was welcomed by UN employees who refused to speak to the press. The residents say they fled Apaa fearing the persistent threats of evictions and torture perpetrated by government which has failed to protect their rights to land.
Government has suspended her latest efforts aimed at resolving the bitter land dispute in the contested areas of Apaa in northern Uganda district of Amuru. Ben Kumumanya, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government, has however written to Adjumani and Amuru district leaders notifying them of the suspension of the efforts indefinitely.
Government through the State Minister for Housing Chris Baryomunsi gave a chronology of events also putting the number of people killed in the clashes at 8, while in a separate report by Kilak North MP Anthony Akol said the dead are 11.
The donation of up to 5,000 kilograms of beans and 50,000 kilograms of maize flour were supposed to be distributed to the displaced persons on Wednesday. But a group of residents displaced in Apaa Trading Centre rejected the food citing grievances against government.
Dr Rugunda is visiting the area at the height of renewed clashes between communities in Amuru and Adjumani districts. The two communities have been embroiled in a land dispute triggered by the inclusion of Pabbo Sub County, in Amuru district as part of Adjumani district.
The residents estimated to be more than 4,000 were displaced by a violent land wrangle on Wednesday morning. They spent last night at a primary school at Apaa trading centre while others took shelter with their relatives and friends.