Local authorities in Namalu Sub-county Nakapiripirit district are stuck with more than three hundred people who have been evicted from their homes by Uganda Prisons Authority.
Local authorities in Namalu Sub-county Nakapiripirit district are stuck with more than three hundred people who have been evicted from their homes by Uganda Prisons officials.
The victims were evicted last month from the land that the prisons authorities claim is part of the prison farm in Kaiku Parish.
Peter Lemukol, the LC3 Chairman of Namalu Parish, says the victims who are now camped in Lokudud and Lomorimor villages are living in dire conditions. He says the Sub-county local authorities have no contingency plan to resettle the victims whose survival now depends on handouts from a German Non Governmental Organization-GIZ.
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40-year-old James L’odiya, a victim explains that he has lived in Kaiku village for all his life and wonders where he will find an alternative land to settle with his family of six people. He appeals to government to intervene and allow them return to the land he claims belongs to his clansmen.
Meanwhile, a group of internally displaced people who were repatriated from the streets of Kampala and resettled in Kawac have also been evicted by businessman, Cornelius Kodet.
Lemukol explains that Kodet ordered the victims to leave the camp on grounds that it was built on his land. Lemukol says the district has failed to find an alternative land to resettle the victims who are also now camped at Lomorimor village.
He appeals to government to come to the aid of the victims by including them among the vulnerable people who are to get farm implements from government.
Lemukol says the authorities at the district have instructed him to identify 32 vulnerable people in each parish who will benefit from the six tractors that the office of the Prime Minister has given to the district.
He says government should as well include the victims who were displaced by the prisons authorities and businessman Kodet to benefit from the program such that they are able to grow their own food.