- Apaa remains a contested area where several people were killed recently
- It will be relocated to Zoka center and this takes place on March 27
- Some Appa residents are protesting the relocation and have vowed to establish another Apaa-like market at the border between Amuru and Adjumani district
By Amacha Goli
Adjumani-The booming market of Apaa that has been in contention by leaders in Adjumani and Amuru districts will be closed over insecurity.
It will then be relocated to Zoka Central Village a statement issued from the office of Adjumani chief Administrative officer.
In an interview with the deputy CAO Dalil Moses in his office on Friday, he said after the re-affirmation of the border between Adjumani and Amuru district by the Minister of local government Tom Butime on October 13, 2017, the leaders in Adjumani have been instructed to take over the management Apaa.
Dalil observed that Apaa market being in a gazzeted Uganda Wild Life Authority area, Adjumani district leadership deemed it fit to relocate the market to Itirikwa Sub county.
The district security committee in a meeting last week resolved that the market be relocated immediately paving way for UWA evictions whose ultimatum will end March 31.
The Adjumani RDC, Nahori Oyaa called for the urgent relocation of Apaa market as resolved by the district security committee.
Since relative peace returned to the district in 2007, illegal settlers occupied the Apaa area and indulged in serious farming making Apaa the food basket of Adjumani and other neighboring districts.