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Adjumani, Lamwo Authorities Use Locals to Repulse Illegal Immigrants

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The Lamwo District LC V Chairperson, John Komakech Ogwok says the porous borders in Lamwo district stretches up to 151Km from Ogili to Agoro villages in Palabek Sub Counties.
A sign post of Adjumani district. (Michael Ojok)

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Adjumani and Lamwo district authorities have decided to use people along their borderlines to stop the illegal entry of South Sudanese nationals into Uganda.    

The Lamwo District LC V Chairperson, John Komakech Ogwok says the porous borders in Lamwo district stretches up to 151Km from Ogili to Agoro villages in Palabek Sub Counties.

He says UPDF soldiers, Police and Local Defense Units have been deployed at the designated border posts and can’t patrol the entire porous border stretch. 

Komakech says as a result, they have tasked residents to block any South Sudanese refugees from sneaking into Uganda using the porous border.

 

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The Adjumani Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Moses Mugweri, says they have equipped LC I Chairpersons and their executive members with torches and gumboots among other requirements to help monitor the porous border in their areas.   

 

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Titus Jogo, the Adjumani District Refugee Desk Officer told URN over the weekend that they receive between 30 to 34 South Sudanese refugees daily who enter Uganda through the porous borders stretching from Moyo to Lamwo districts.