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MEDIATION TO END LAND WRANGLES IN KIKUUBE

By Faridah Ndagano

HOIMA: The prevailing land wrangles in Kikuube district will now to be settled easily through negotiations and mediation, the district chairperson has revealed.

Hon. Peter Banura explained this on Tuesday at the closure of a two days training on mediation skills enhancement at Kontiki hotel in Hoima city.

The two days event organised by the Judiciary, attracted both political and technical staff from districts within the Albertine sub-region including; Kikuube, Hoima, Kibaale Kagadi and Kakumiro.

Hon Banura commended the judiciary for organizing the capacity building initiative saying it is timely because it comes at a time when Kikuube district is grappling with numerous conflicts ranging from land wrangles to domestic violence.

The district chairperson added that the community development officers supported by the district probation and social welfare department will now play a key role in mediating the various cases of conflict and therefore help settle the prevailing scores of land disputes in Kikuube.

The resident district commissioner Hoima Yosam Tumwebaze commended the Judiciary for what he described as an informative training that allows participants to be able to learn new concepts, approaches and skills of handling a mediation session.

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Tumwebaze added that the training has retooled the staff with knowledge that will go a long way in enabling them to become expert conflict mediators in the communities.

Beneficiaries of the training included the resident district commissioners, the chief administrative officers, the district chairpersons, town clerks, probation officers, the communication officers, community development officers, and they were awarded certificates of completion.

 

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