Minister Cancels Meeting On Amuru Land Dispute

Amuru Chairman Micheal Lakony said he has received a phone call cancelling the meeting

The minister of local government Ben Kamumanya on Friday cancelled a meeting to discuss border disputes over land that Amuru is having with neighboring districts.

The meeting was scheduled to take place on Friday according to a letter addressed to the district chairpersons and Chief Administrative Officers of Amuru, Adjumani, Yumbe and Arua districts.

The letter dated 28 September 2017 signed by Mr Kamumanya partly read:

‘‘As you are aware, your district has for some time now been involved in border disputes with the neighboring Districts which has time and again impacted negatively on service delivery in the affected areas.’’

The Amuru district chairperson, Michael Lakony however said on Wednesday last week he received a phone call from the minister cancelling the meeting indefinitely.

Mr Lakony said he did not know why the meeting had been abruptly cancelled.

The border dispute between Amuru and Adjumani has for years now been a source of tension leading to the loss of life and property.