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Kapchorwa Residents Feud Over Boundaries :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kapchorwa Residents Feud Over Boundaries

John Nazogo, the LC I Chairperson Sulu village, says two parishes in Gamwogo Sub County were merged to create Chepterech Sub County. According to Nazogo, they have never added any other village to Chepterech Sub County.
There is a bitter boundary row between residents of Gamwogo and Chepterech Sub Counties in Kapchorwa district. Residents of Gamwogo Sub County accuse Chepterech Sub county leadership of attempting to annex four villages in their area.

The disputed villages are Sulu, Galalaba, Lagat and Rwandet. John Nazogo, the LC I Chairperson Sulu village, says two parishes in Gamwogo Sub County were merged to create Chepterech Sub County. According to Nazogo, they have never added any other village to Chepterech Sub County.

He however, says law enforcement officers from the sub county invade their area and terrorize residents. He says their pleas to the district haven't yielded results. 

“What type of administration is at the district that can't help people when there is a problem,” he said. Gamwogo Sub County LC III Chairperson, Simon Magomu confirmed the boundary dispute between the two local administrations.

He explained that the conflicts have led to skirmishes between residents leading to loss of livestock. Magomu says they have petitioned the district to resolve the boundary dispute in vain. He says should the district fail to resolve the matter they will be left without option but to run to the Local Government Ministry or courts of law.

The Gamwogo Sub County Community Development Officer has called for calm, saying the district has constituted a committee to resolve the dispute. 

Christopher Songor, the Kapchorwa LC V Chairperson, denied claims that the people in Gamwogo are being discriminated on ethnic grounds.

He called for calm from the warring Sub Counties, saying investigations are still ongoing to resolve the dispute.