Kapelebyong constructions to go on, says Amuria RDC
Posted Monday, February 4 2013 at 02:00
Those fighting the project are not informed of the internal and external geographical boundaries of Uganda and that the construction will soon start.
Amuria Resident District Commissioner Charles Kurwa has vowed that the government will establish a barracks and livestock multiplication site in Kapelebyong County without fail, saying the land in question belongs to the government.
Mr Kurwa, told this paper that the land in Okunguru in Kapelebyong, part of the stretch that runs from Kitgum in Acholi, Lango, Teso down to Kenya border through Karamoja, was kept in 1937 as Pian –Upe Game Reserve, and that its purely government owned.
He said those fighting the project are not informed of the internal and external geographical boundaries of Uganda and that the construction will soon start.
“The project is part of a deliberate move geared at consolidating peace,” Mr Kurwa explained.
He added that besides security, the primary aim of the multiplication centre is to enable the locals get improved breeds of animals that yield a lot in terms of monetary value.
Mr Kurwa added that soon, the maps showing that this land is within Pian-Upe game reserve will be distributed to shame those fighting government projects.
Mr Juvetino Okello, 95, said these are fictitious claims that are aimed at intimidating the locals into submission after various attempts by their area MP and security operatives failed to yield.
Mr Robert Erisat Okitoi, Kapelebyong LC5 councillor, said they will not allow the RDC and area Member of Parliament to cheat the residents.