President Yoweri Museveni has for the second time vowed to resolve Acholi- Madi tribal conflicts raging from the contested land in Apaa, Amuru district.
Last year, Museveni constituted a 10 member committee led by the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda peddled at scrutinizing his proposal that was aimed at restoring peace in Apaa land wrangles.
His decision proceeded an intense land clashes between the Madi and the Acholi after demarcation of contested land boundary between Amuru and Adjumani, forcing over 200 residents out of their homes into the United Nations offices in Gulu.
In a meeting with area leaders in June last year, Museveni apologized for that suffering caused by their leaders bashing them as specialists in telling lies. He vowed that his government will support and stand with the people who told the truth, families of the victims of violence and the injured
Speaking during the celebrations of 38 years of National Resistance Army in Kitgum, Museveni said, Apaa issues are fueled by leaders who want cheap popularity.
“I will go to Amuru to look into the land conflicts. It is true I have been going there during elections. This time I will do it before. Whether Apaa is in Acholi or Madi, what difference does it make provided it is in Uganda?” he said
Museveni assured Ugandans of peace and security and warned anti-security groups saying anybody who thinks he can destabilize Uganda will destroy himself, “We are following those who are killing people in Kampala,” he added.
“Running a country is like treating a patient. You much diagnose a patient first. If the diagnosis is wrong, treatment can’t be right,”
In 2002, Parliament decided to demarcate 827sqkm of the East Madi controlled hunting area into a park reserve meaning no human settlement and no hunting at all.