President Museveni endorsed the creation of the district while campaigning at Burambagira Primary School, Bughendera County in Bundibugyo district last year. He however did not mention when the district status would be granted.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru LC V chairperson has condemned the clashes and called upon his colleagues in Adjumani to intervene and resolve the crisis between the two communities. The Madi and Acholi have been fighting over a disputed piece of land Apaa bordering the two districts for some time.
Speaking at the National Celebrations to mark the International Peace Day in Bundibugyo district, Rev. Sylvester Arinaitwe, the Secretary Uganda Joint Christian Council-UJCC, faulted government for delaying to introduce the policy, which he says has affected resolution of conflicts in different parts of the country.
Charles Mwesige, a resident of Bubukwanga Sub County says that he is worried if community policing is not implemented, tensions are likely to flare up again. Mwesige explains that the two tribes still accuse each other of being at the center of the conflicts
Christopher Mbusa, a resident of Bundibugyo town, says that for one and half years, the committees have never met to resolve the causes of the 2014 attacks. Mbusa explains that the committees remained inactive during the election process and even failed to handle the post-election tension, which sparked off clashes between supporters of the incumbent LC5 chairperson, Jolly Tibamanya and his rival, Geoffrey Mutegeki.
In the past two weeks, tension has been high between the Obudingiya Bwa Bwamba and the Banyagule after the Banyagule announced plans to install their own cultural leader. Bakari Mugah, the Rwenzori Region Police Spokesperson, Twalya attacked Mbabazi on her way home under unclear circumstances.