During a regular meeting of the Council of State, the minister of wildlife conservation, and tourism brought to the attention of the council ministers, the issue of land grabbing in Nimule which has been sold to some investors for development.
According to the minister, the land in question is part of the area, north of Nimule, on the foot of mount Gordon. The minister said the land in question belongs to the wildlife department, as it falls within Nimule National Park.
The Minister briefed the council of the ministers that the land in question is part of Nimule National park which was established by the British in 1954, and now the land is said to have been sold to some investors by individual community members injunction with Torit state governor and local politicians from Torit.
The minister, therefore, appealed to the Council to appoint a committee to look into the case of the illegal land sell to the investors.
SSLN understands that land claimed to have been sold out belong to Madi community, not part of Nimule National Park as claimed by the Minister, and our sources in ground allegedly said the land was sold with the full knowledge Pageri County commissioner Emilio Igga, and Torit state governor Alberio Tobiolo Oromo.