Police monitors Apaa land as locals, district boss clash

Army in Apaa to quell conflicts last year

The Uganda Police Force is currently monitoring the security situation in Apaa, where the border conflict between Amuru and Adjumani Districts has persisted.

This, according to police deputy spokesperson Polly Namaye, is ongoing despite the boundary re-demarcation, which puts Apaa area under the management of Adjumani District.

For instance, on 13th Aug 2016, the local community in Apaa clashed with leaders of Adjumani District led by the District Chairperson, Mr. Leku James Pili, who had gone to assess illegal timber cutting in the area.

The Joint Security team in Adjumani has intensified security operations so as to avoid a security breach, Namaye revealed.

Since 2010, Amuru district has been faced with a spectre of violent land disputes in Apaa village: the land has been a source of contention between the locals of Amuru, the leadership of Adjumani and Amuru and the Uganda Wildlife Authority.


This land and border dispute poses a considerable threat to post conflict recovery and local development.


In particular, it underscores that the changing land conflict dynamics may have critical impact on the Peace Recovery Development Plan (PRDP).

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