Due to current access restrictions, we have limited capacity to update our website.
Breaking

Four Pastoralists Arrested after Cattle Destroy Food Crops in Amuru District

The arrest follows a presidential directive that the cattle owners whose animals have destroyed crops should compensate the victims of the destruction.

Audio 1



The Amuru district security committee has arrested four pastoralists from Lakang Sub County in Amuru district after their cows destroyed several acres of food crops.  

The arrest follows a presidential directive that the cattle owners whose animals have destroyed crops should compensate the victims of the destruction.

Two weeks ago, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni directed Amuru district leaders to evict the cattle keepers who were rearing their animals in the Amuru sugar project area in Lakang Sub County.  

Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Deputy RDC Amuru district who declined to divulge more  details says the arrests follow complaints from mainly two people whose rice and maize gardens were destroyed by cattle in Lujoro and Omee villages in Lakang Sub County. 

// Cue in: "He said we

Cue out:...due for everybody."//

In 2017, President Museveni, through the Minister of Agriculture ordered pastoralists to vacate Lakang land but the directives were never heeded to. In March, the Amuru District Security Committee also resolved to evict the nomads without success. 

The presence of the pastoralists whose origin is not clear has also been reported in other parts of Acholi sub-region with large herds of cattle. The areas include Atiak Sub-County and Palaro in neighbouring Gulu and Angagura Sub-County in Pader District.

Keywords

Entities