District leaders are accusing the police of frustrating the eviction of pastoralists
from the district.
President Museveni directed the eviction of the herdsmen and so far, thousands
of cattle with their owners have already been flashed out of the district.
However, Kenneth Okot, the Chairman of Atiak Sub–County says that leaders are
struggling to carry on with the exercise because they are being frustrated by
the police officers taking part in the exercise.
Okot cited that over 600 cattle abandoned by the Balalo and were being at Okidi
and Kololo Parishes as well as Opara Sub–County holding centers in Amuru
District last week disappeared mysteriously. According to Okot, the cattle were
under the watch of the police officers in –charge of the exercise.
revealed that it is the third time that hundreds of cattle at the holding
centers are disappearing and their whereabouts unknown.
George Ocan, the Opara Sub–County Chairman in Amuru District revealed that on
Tuesday during the full council meeting, Amuru District Council constituted a
committee of inquiry consisting of five councilors to audit the entire eviction
According to Ocan, the committee will report its findings to the district
council before the appropriate step is taken.
David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, however, denied
the allegations saying the exercise is being executed by a committee comprising
of different participants. He adds that it is impossible for the members of the committee
to work in isolation and sabotage the exercise.
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Mudong, those who are complaining about the police are the actual people sabotaging
the exercise and want to cover up their wrongdoings.
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