Judicial Commission of Inquiry tasked to deal with Apaa Land Dispute

President Yoweri Museveni and members of the Commission at the State House in Entebbe.

KAMPALA, (UG): President Yoweri Museveni has said the new Judicial Commission of Inquiry is the best solution to deal with the Apaa land dispute in the districts of Adjumani and Amuru in Northern Uganda.

Mr Museveni made the remarks on Friday, August 11, at State House Entebbe during the swearing-in of members of the Commission who were appointed on 3rd April 2023.

“The best medicine for the Apaa land dispute is a Commission of Inquiry. Why? Because, in all our other efforts, people play with us. The commission has got powers of a Court,” the President said, adding that when the commission summons a person, they must respond positively or face consequences.

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The sworn-in members include the former Chief Justice Bart Katureebe (the Chairperson), Hon. Justice Alice Mpagi Bahigaine, Hon Justice Steven George Engwau, Ms Joyce Gunze Hasasa and Dr Fred Henry Bateganya.

The lead Counsel for the Commission of Inquiry is George Omunyokol and the Secretary is Imelda Adongo.

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Also present was the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Norbert Mao.

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