BY WALTER KUMIRA
AMURU DISTRICT: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021
Civil Society Organizations in partnership with Amuru district local government have used the land week awareness Campaign to launch fresh calls to community members to vaccinate against coronavirus during the ongoing vaccination exercises.
David Komakech, the Programs Manager on Land matters at Action Aid, said there is need for everybody to embrace Covid-19 vaccination exercise because no one will be in position to achieve his or her set goals without a healthy body.
Komakech explained that it is prudent to use land week awareness campaign to sensitize and mobilize community members in Amuru to turn up in large numbers for the exercise because the district is struggling to attract more people towards the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination exercise.
The campaign under the theme, “Secure Land Rights for Social Economic Transformation in the Face of Covid-19 Pandemic,” which started this week will wind up on October 15.
It aims at creating awareness on land registration and strengthening the capacity of the minority groups on land usage.
Amuru LC5 Chairperson, Michael Lakony, said cases of land wrangles in the district are rampant and are affecting development as it can lead to evictions, loss of lives, properties and inter-Tribal conflicts.
According to Lakony, 90% out of the 100% cases reported at Amuru police station are land related matters whether being assaults, Tress-pass, Rapes and threatening violence among others.
He said the majorly of these cases involve the rich against the poor and the relatives against the disadvantaged groups.
Statistics from the Action Aid Uganda’s office shows that over 500 cases of land wrangle were registered in Amuru district from 2019 to 2020 in almost all the 11 sub-counties and Town councils in the district.