Government Committed To ‘Chasing’ Karamojong Rustlers – Kadaga
By Milton Emmy Akwam
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has told the people of Lango Sub-region that her office alongside office of the Prime Minister are working towards harmonizing and protecting the locals following the invasion of Karamojong cattle rustlers in both Alebtong and Otuke districts.
Kadaga said she had received a petition from Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG) on Karamojong illegal presence and activities in Lango and forwarded it to Prime Minister’s office for consideration and action.
In the petition, the MPs under LPG want government to immediately transport back the visitors who invaded their territory without formal request.
They also told government that Lango sub-region had its distinct problems that have never been addressed by the regime and that it shouldn’t be mixed or added by Karamoja people.
“Government through my office will ensure the matter is handled. I know the difficulties the people in those districts are going through,” she said.
She said this while at the function where the Dokolo South Constituency MP, Paul Amoro Omiat was handing over an ambulance to locals.
Recently, Members of Parliament from the region blasted the government for ordering the Lira RDC, Robert Abak to ensure total protection of the Karamojong cattle keepers.
This prompted a Legal suit at Lira High Court against the government (Attorney General) by George Mawa, the former NRM Mayoral flag bearer for Lira Municipality and other 170 locals from the two districts after the visitors ravaged their plantation and stole their animals.