By KGR Reporter,
The army has said that it is ready to implement the expulsion of herdsmen who will defy the Presidential Executive orders.
Last month, President Museveni extended Executive Order No. 3 for the third time for the eviction of the cattle keepers to November 15th from the initial October 20th dateline.
However, while meeting leaders from Acholi and Balaalo cattle keepers in Atiak Sub-County, Amuru district last week, President Museveni ordered the cattle keepers who haven’t fenced their land to vacate in three weeks.
The President directed the Fourth Division Commander, Regional Police Commander, and the state minister for Northern Uganda to issue orders for the defiant cattle keepers to move their cattle out from the regions.
Fourth Infantry Division Spokesperson Maj. Telesphor Turyamumanya told journalists that the army has engaged its counterpart the police and other stakeholders on the way forward for the eviction implementation.
The Amuru Resident District Commissioner Stephen Odong Latek however notes that none of the defiant cattle keepers in Amuru district had started voluntary movement out of the district since the President’s orders. Mr. Odongo speaking……
According to the President’s directives, the eviction of balaalo cattle keepers will kick off with those occupying the government land.
In Acholi, government lands being occupied by the cattle keepers include Lakang Sub-County, the Central Forest Reserves of Kilak, and, Aswa Ranch. END.