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Land probe: Commission of inquiry takes interest in Apaa land conflict
The commission of inquiry into land matters says it will probe the land conflict between the Acholi's and the Madi's in Amuru district after completing its ongoing investigations.

The commission of inquiry into land matters says it will probe the land conflict between the Acholi's and the Madi's in Amuru district after completing its ongoing investigations.

The 7-member panel led by Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire made the disclosure at a news conference in Kampala during which the commission gave a status report of how far it has gone with hearing public concerns in the districts of Wakiso, Luweero and Nakeseke.

It is a month since the commission of inquiry into land matters officially started its work. The commission is  tasked with investigating the effectiveness of land laws, policies and processes of land acquisition, management and registration in the country.

The common complaints that emerged in the public hearings were disputes between landlords and tenants, illegal land acquisitions as well as forest and wetland encroachment.

They also told journalists that they would look into the recent land conflict that erupted in Apaa village in northern Uganda between the Madi and the Acholi ethnic groups. The clashes left at least 8 people dead and many others injured.


The commission also responded to the criticism levelled against it by the former FDC leader Dr. Kizza Besigye regarding the manner it was conducting the probe into land matters.

The commission is expected to start hearing some of the cases that have been filed next week at it’s secretariat at the National Records Centre and Archives in Kampala.