Court Orders 15 Families Off Soroti University Land
- Land in Apuuton village in Arapai Sub County in Soroti district belonging to Soroti University. Justice David Batema issued the eviction orders in his judgment on application by Soroti University implicating the affected households for encroaching on its land on plot 50.
He disregarded a request by the affected families to grant them four months to vacate the disputed land.
Recently, the Lands, Housing and Urban Development Ministry conducted a boundary opening exercise and found the 15 families inside the university land. The report also shows that 11 families are still occupying 14 acres of land on plot 50 that belongs to the University.
Juma Hassan Nyene, the Soroti University Spokesperson, recently disclosed that they had already re-settled five out of the 15 families that had encroached on the University land.