Apaa Land Clash Victims Reject Food Relief

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Christopher Odongkara, the Pabbo Sub county Chairperson, says they have packed the food in a store in Pabbo trading center as they discuss with the displaced persons on the way forward.

Thousands of people displaced by the Apaa land clashes in Amuru district have rejected food relief delivered by the Office of the Prime Minister-OPM. On Tuesday, the OPM delivered 5,000 kilograms of beans and 50,000 kilograms of maize flour for distribution to the displaced persons at Apaa Trading Centre.

 
Anthony Akol, the Kilak North MP of Parliament, said they would distribute the relief food to the beneficiaries on Thursday. He however, says the affected person have rejected the relief food citing several grievances against government.

 
Key among them was the failure by the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda to meet them when he visited Amuru district over the weekend to ascertain the cause of the clashes. They reportedly argue that the Prime minister opted to meet Amuru and Adjumani district officials.

 
They also claimed that the delivered relief is inadequate and would only trigger conflicts among displaced person. They also want the food to be tested by an independent chemist to ensure it is free of poison. Akol says the displaced persons are demanding for non-food items like tents and the deployment of a neutral force to allow them return to their homes.

 
Christopher Odongkara, the Pabbo Sub county Chairperson, says they have packed the food in a store in Pabbo trading center as they discuss with the displaced persons on the way forward. The affected people were displaced last week following clashes between Acholis in Amuru and Madi from Adjumani over a disputed boundary land bordering the two districts.  
 
 
Six people were killed and more than 20 others injured in the violent clashes. Several homesteads were destroyed and livestock killed.

 

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