By Emmanuel Omona PaOkech
The Uganda Wild Authority has teamed up with African Wildlife Foundation to recruit 150 community wildlife scouts in Northern Uganda to handle problems animals face in Murchison Falls National Game park.
The exercise will be carried out in Nwoya, Amuru, Gulu and Kiryandongo districts.
Walter Odokorwoth, the Warden Community conservation attached to Murchison falls conservation area confirmed the recruitment.
Odokorwoth noted that after recruitment, they will train the youth who will work as the community wildlife scouts together with the African Wildlife Foundation.
For over 4 years now, residents in Gulu, Nwoya, Amuru and Kiryandongo have been disturbed by wild life especially Elephants from Murchison national Game park.
The residents have lost crops from their gardens that have always been razed down by elephants.
The residents have used many methods of keeping away the elephants such as the use of Chilly sprays, drumming, and digging up trenches to keep the animals away from them but have never yielded any fruit.
The residents now think if more wardens are recruited,they may be relieved from the wild Elephants.