Gov't Investigates Interruptions in IDP Resettlement Programs

1035 Views Pader, Uganda
Government has launched an investigation into the alleged disruption of the IDP resettlement program by Karamojong warriors. The investigations stem from complaints by the Pader woman Member of Parliament, Franka Akello that the IDPs are reluctant to go back to their villages in Pader and Kitgum districts, for fear of being attacked by Karamojong warriors. The army spokesperson, Major Felix Kulayigye, and the 5th division army commander, Col. Lucky Kidega, are in Pader to find out the authenticity of the allegations. Major Kulayigye says that preliminary reports indicate that some Karamojong warriors have been sneaking into Pader and Kitgum districts, despite the heavy UPDF presence in the area. Kulayigye warns that the UPDF commanders will equally be held liable for the laxity in ensuring that the resettlement areas are safe for the returnees. He argues that disruption of the resettlement programme is unacceptable and the culprits will be dealt with.


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