Acholi paramount chief promises to kill stray elephants

The Acholi Paramount Chief Rwot David Onen Acana II hands over money to Amuru local leaders early this year. File photo

What you need to know:

  • The stray elephants have been roaming Kochgoma, Lii, Purongo and Longulu sub counties in Nwoya district and they have extended to Amuru District where thousands of acres of crop fields have been destroyed.

  • Today, according to WWF, the most urgent threat to elephants is large-scale poaching to supply the illegal ivory trade.

GULU-The Acholi paramount chief, Rwot David Onen Acana II has promised to mobilise his subjects to kill all elephants that stray from Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Parks that destroy crops in Acholi sub-region, a plan that has attracted protests from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.


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