By Ceaser Okello
Lira—26, November 2021: The Prime Minister of Uganda Robinah Nabbanja has blamed Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and District Police Commanders (DPCs) for the influx of Balalo herdsmen in Lango Sub region.
On Friday 26, October 2021, three ministers accompanied the Prime Minister to launch an order by President Kaguta Yoweri Museveni to “forcefully evict” all the Balalo grazing their cows in the three districts of Lango.
Recently, President Yoweri gave a directive to the Prime Minister “to immediately evict Balalo” from Teso, Lango and Acholi sub-regions.
Among the three ministers tasked to implement the order include Gen. David Muhoozi, state minister for Internal Affairs, Col Rtd. Charles Okello Engola Macodwogo, State minister of Gender and State minister for Agriculture Lt. Col. Bright Rwamirama.
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Before the Prime Minister could launch the operation, David Kennedy Odongo, Alebtong district LC5 chairperson and chairperson of all the LC5 chairpersons in Lango told Nabbanja that the herdsmen have invaded Amolatar, Kwania and Apac districts.
Odongo said in Amolatar, the Balalo have camped in Acii and Namasale sub-county, adding that some of them have guns, posing threats to the community.
Ministers Okello Engola and Gen. David Muhoozi have all vowed to crack down the ‘unruly invaders’ and see that they leave Lango.
Engola also ordered Lira City authority to remove all the animals loitering in the City. Some tycoons in Lira City have their cattle sharing environment in town with human beings, and this has lasted for good years.
Speaking in Nabbanja blames security organs in all the districts saying they are “responsible for the act of Balalo grazing animals in Lango”.
“The team will mercilessly deal with the Balalo and we will leave no one to continue disturbing the people of Lango,” the head of government business, Nabbanja says.
According to her, there should not be any compromise with the invaders since they have turned to be security threats within the community.