Kilak County Member of parliament has asked the government to remove security personnel’s who are in Lakang area, where Madvani wants, because they have become a menace to the people in Lakang by causing insecurity to the locals there
While addressing a press conference today from Northern Uganda Media club, Oulany Gilbert said that the police have amounted a three days tight roadblock on Bana, Palema and other smaller villages on other side that started on Friday, sending security threats to the residents since they are being stopped and asked questions of where they are going and vehicles going to Lakang are also not allowed to pass the road block which has never been explained properly to the local leaders in the area.
He added that they wondered why president Museveni on his last visit to Lakang made a submission that he would be bringing police post in the area, yet there is no insecurity in the area yet massive deployment is needed at the trading centers and the town council.
The member of parliament continued that the villagers have raised fear that may be the roadblock is as a punishment to them, since on that Friday two members of parliament with the names of Betty Bigombe and Nockroach Williams where in Lakang following the President’s last agreement with the people to form a committee to allocate land peacefully to the government, but the locals told the MPs that until Museveni puts what he said that he knows the land belongs to the community in contradiction to the high court ruling, which says the land was vacant, then the people would block the appeal from court and accepts to resettles out of court with the government and the committee can be formed something that is said to have annoyed the Mps sent by the President who vowed to tell the President that the community has failed to form the committee.
“The committee can only be formed when the President puts his words that he knows the land belong to the locals in writing, and we would give different land to Madvani after that, because why the land in Lakang among all land in Amuru we need smart proceeding where our people would feel they are not cheated even for the ones to come” Oulanya retorted.
The Village chief of Lakang, Komakech Justine, also said that the police have started luring other peoples wifes into relationship with them and is on record that last Monday they arrested one called Obwona a Oryema for reporting that his wife is being bonked by a police officer in the area but was released on Thursday though the force said he was just spoiling their names.
He added that the community is hearing gun shots time and again from the police who claims they are hunting for food but there is fear that the bullets can stray on those working in the garden.
Amuru district police commander Jacinto Oburu when contacted for comment his number was off during press time.