Members of parliament from Acholi sub-region have vowed to take the government to court, both local, regional, and international following its latest directive to evict residents of Apaa township in Amuru district.
A final decision by the government to evict people currently settled in the disputed Apaa land has attracted mixed reactions from locals and leaders across Madi and Acholi sub-regions.
Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja on Thursday informed residents of Apaa that they have until May 15 to voluntarily vacate the land that has since been degazetted as a wildlife conservation area by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
However, the chairperson of the Acholi parliamentary group also Kilak North MP, Anthony Akol has questioned the motive behind the eviction since the president last year banned all land evictions in the country.
Akol alleges that some government officials are plotting to grab their land, insisting that they are bonafide owners who deserve to be listened to.
“Up to now, I don’t believe that this is President’s directive. For us, we are making all our ways to make sure we reach the president and find out from him. Government is actually acting with impunity. This matter is in court, we have two cases in court on Apaa. We even have have cout injuction of 2012 on the issue of Apaa,” Akol told KFM.