By Emmanuel Omona Pa Okech
In a bid to save lands in Nwoya district, the Authorities in Koch Goma Sub County Council in Nwoya district have suspended buying and selling of land until the 1st July 2013.
The Councilors during their meeting that was conducted yesterday in Koch Goma sub County suspended the sale of any land saying that soon they will have no land in their district.
The councilors said that their land is being sold to foreigners who come from as far as India and southern Sudan without proper conditions given to them.
They also said that the land in Nwoya district is very fertile and that it should be sold only to Investors who would create employment for the youth in the district.
The Koch Goma Sub County LC3 Chairman John Bosco Okullu during the Full council meeting said that because of the reckless selling of land ,there has emerged massive conflicts among the relatives who do not share the money equally after the sale.
Okullu added that council also understands that many LC2’s chairpersons are witnessing buying and sale of land even outside their areas of jurisdictions with aims of getting the 10% of the land sale yet it is illegal.
Land wrangle in Acholi sub region has become so common after the over 20 years of LRA Insurgency. Some of the factors which have caused land wrangles are poverty, love for luxurious materials such as motorcycles among others.