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By Emmanuel Omona

The Authorities in Elegu trading centre are intending to cause  forceful eviction of residents affected by floods since they have rejected the order.

The traders were given directives last week on Thursday to relocate to Bibya trading centre.

They were given Friday and Saturday to relocate to Bibya trading centre.

The Amuru district leaders say the evacuation was to look for ways to end the ever flooding Unyama river.

John Bosco Ocan the chairman LC III for Atiak sub County where Elegu trading centre is located while on a telephone interview confirmed their plans.

“That is what we have agreed upon and we intend to do it so that we save the lives of the people”, Ocan said.

This was the second time the residents were told to evacuate the ever flooding Elegu trading centre and go to Bibya trading centre.

The residents however said they fear that they may not make money when they relocate to Bibya because their customers will not find them easily.

The flood has affected over 1,000 residents who are mainly traders from different parts of Uganda.