Government has handed over the disputed 40 square kilometers of land in Apaa to Adjumani district, with sources saying the move would help ease the differences between the Acholi and Madi.
However, Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP said they would reject the handover, that was officiated at by Local Government Minister Tom Butime and the State Minister for Lands Jennifer Namuyangu.
“We are not accepting the pronunciation of the minister. The decision is null and void. He should follow history,” Olanya said.
In June this year the long-running and deadly dispute saw Acholi MPs led by Olanya blame the First Deputy Prime Minister General Moses Ali, for being behind the ‘scheme’ to re-draw the boundaries of the contentious land.