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Residents Okay Construction of Inomo Sub County Headquarters Amidst Land Feud

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Through Makmot Kibwanga and Company Advocates, Anger claimed that the sub-county leadership illegally trespassed on his family land in 2012 and established a market on it claiming it would be temporary. He, however, said they went ahead to construct a toilet on the land.
A section of community members of Abedober parish, during the stakeholders meeting

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The proposed construction of Inomo sub-county Headquarters in Apac District has received a nod from residents amidst a feud over the land earmarked to host the administrative unit. The sub-county received 50 million Shillings in the 2019/2020 financial year,  as a startup fund for the construction of the Sub County headquarters after the creation of Inomo Town Council. 

The sub-county leadership resolved to construct the sub-county headquarters in Aninolal Farm in Abedmot parish. But this sparked protests led by 25-year-old Junior Anger, a resident of Abedober Village, saying the land in the question belongs to his family.

Through Makmot Kibwanga and Company Advocates, Anger claimed that the sub-county leadership illegally trespassed on his family land in 2012 and established a market on it claiming it would be temporary.  He, however, said they went ahead to construct a toilet on the land.

Anger asked the sub-county leadership to remove the illegal structures erected on the land and pay him general damages up to a tune of 200 million Shillings within a period of two weeks.  The matter is scheduled for hearing before the Aduku Grade I Magistrate Court on September 30th, 2020. 

But a section of the community members welcomed the proposed construction of the sub headquarters in their area. Ben Ojok Abili, Bonny Odongo and Alex Tino, all residents of Abedmot parish said they fully support the project and asked the sub-county leadership to kick start the construction works.

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They, however, asked the sub-county leadership to consider giving them vibrant projects to improve the livelihoods of the local community surrounding the land. Douglas Abura, the Inomo LCIII Chairperson thanked the community for welcoming the project, saying they will soon kickstart the process for constructing their headquarters on the 3- acre piece of land.    

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Jenifer Otyeka, the Inomo Sub County Chief said they are now considering an out of court settlement with the complainant for the good of the community. She believes the will greatly improve the livelihoods of the community once established in the area.

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Junior Anger declined to the developments and instead referred our reporter to his legal team, saying they are ready to battle the matter in court. Aninolal Farm, which measures about 500 acres, currently hosts over 3000 residents in Ajok and Abedmot parishes.

The land which was originally occupied by locals was reportedly donated by the community to Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in the early 1960s for the establishment of cooperatives. However, the project collapsed, prompting residents to repossess the land.