Uganda Police Force has advised the Leader of Opposition Betty Awol and MPs to seek fresh permission from Adjumani Local District government and area police to tour areas of Apaa and other areas located in the new demarcated areas in the far north western district.
The advise comes after the Thursday incident in which a delegation of MPs led by Mrs Awol was blocked by security from crossing to Adjumani district.
According to Police Spokesman CP Fred Enanga, the visiting delegation required to harmonize their program so as to ensure that the places they’re going to visit are secured by the police.
“We learnt that the LOP and other MPs had plans to visit Apaa, but apparently they presumed that Apaa was in Amuru district. So they had written to the District Local Government of Amuru to inspect Apaa,” Said Mr Enanga.
He added that the RDC of Amuru redirected them to to write to the local government of Adjumani about their intended visit.
Legislators were on a fact finding tour of government projects, including land wrangles in the area, but their intended destination Apaa was pronounced by local government to belong to Adjumani district.
However, according to the police publicist, security agencies, including police have this week been carrying out security evaluations in Zoka C area in contention.
Police has deployed 100 men including anti riot police and detectives to restriction any other conflicts that may break out between the conflicting tribes of Acholi and Madi.
The increased Police deployment is also a back up of the newly deployed UPDF battalion at Zoka C military detach.