Briefly: Apaa residents travelling 40km to access medical services

Some of the huts destroyed before evicting locals from Apaa village recently. COURTESY PHOTO.

The residents of Apaa is continuing to suffer after eviction from the land they had settled on for decades – this contemporary online newspaper has learnt.

According to some residents who spoke to our reporter, they are currently trekking 30-40 kilometers in order to access medical services.

Odoki Sylvesta, one of Apaa residents say they are moving up to Pabbo health centre III which is about 40 kilometers from their place of residence.

“This is due to the closure of Apaa health centre by State security organs,” he added. 

For years, Apaa residents have been in conflicts with both the government, Uganda Wildlife Authority over the contested land now offered to Adjumani district.

More than 10 people have lost their lives, property vandalised, stolen by security organs – many locals claim. 

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