Amuru Herdsmen

Amuru Herdsmen started to vacate the sugar project land

Local News

Herdsmen have started vacating the land for Amuru Sugar Project in Lakang Sub County Amuru district.

The herdsmen in November last year started grazing over 2000 heads of cattle in the areas of Bomabyi and Orego parishes which is part of the 10,000 hectares of land government secured for plantation of sugarcane that will be undertaken by Madhavani Groups of Company.

The Amuru district chairperson Michael Lakony and resident commissioner Linda Agnes Auma said the herdsmen illegally invaded the area through the Nile River to graze their cattle.

Michael Lakony says they discovered during a visit at the site that several of the herdsmen have started vacating the areas.

He thinks that this followed looming threats from the district security committee to forcefully evict them.

Linda Agnes Auma, the Amuru RDC said arrangements was already underway with forth division army barracks to forcefully evict the herdsmen since they are threats to security and impose risks to animals health.

Hundreds of people who received 11 billion shillings compensation for the land are already vacating the area to pave way for the project.