MIX REACTIONS AS GOVERNMENT RELOCATES REFUGEES FROM ZOMBO.
Scores of folks in Zombo has taken a swipe on their leaders on social media over what they called the "devil- may- care" attitude of their political leaders in allowing relocation of refugees from Zombo to another resettlement camp in Arua.
This comes hours after officials within the entity of ministry of disaster preparedness flanked by the UNHCR started the transfer of refugees that were initially settled on the Alur Kingdom land offered by Alur KING PHILLIP OLARKER RAUNI III last month.
" So where are they,
The leaders who claim to express our views
Please come out and explain why they are relocating these refugees our brother's sisters,
Our fathers and mothers to Terego kweeee...
# Our king Did his part by giving them a place to settle.
Simon Giu Dujanga
Explain.."..a one Herbet Hitch posted on his Facebook page.
" Kisa unega makwee..
Where are the so-called leaders?
IF THEY CANT HELP THEY BETTER RESIGN
WE NEED YOUNG AND ACTIVE LEADERS THIS TIME" a one Cisse Ja shared.
" confused leaders they don't know what to do" a one Lohau Francis shared.
" Tell them we need active leaders " Vicky Ranky noted.
The move to relocate the over 3000 refugees from Zombo District to already existing settlement hub was rejected from get go by the Alur King last month in an interface with the officials from the ministry of disaster preparedness and UNHCR agency at ALUR KINGDOM palace in Zombo District. The king that Offered spacious piece of land for the refugees underscored the values and cultural norms of Alur Tribe and reiterated that relocation of refugees to the another area would demean cultural norms of the Kingdom.
" History has shown that some refugees who were some years ago taken back to Bududa and other settlement camps had lost family ties and other cultural identities that has made it hard to trace their origin" The King's statement on West Nile web reads in part last month
Nonetheless, it's said upon getting a wind about their relocation, a bunch of refugees has escaped from the camp to many untraced destinations Citienews LTD has learnt.
The commissioner in the office of the prime minister Mr Gerald menya told Westnile Web last month that they have squared down with Alur kingdom that the land offered to be used as a reception hub for first aid help and registration of refugees before relocation to a resettlement camp.
Similarly, Last month The UNHCR country director Mr Joel Boutrout noted that they are not going to take a drastic approach in the relocation of asylum seekers settling in their areas of preferences but are going to go by the books of international law.
Last month, Alur kingdom offered a huge piece of land to tentatively habour nearly 4000 refugees from neighboring DRC who entered Uganda through Zeu sub-county in Zombo District following a relentless ethnic clash that eastern part of DRC has been treading on right from the late '90s.
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