“In January 2016 I bought an acre of land at 1,400,000/= from Sara Akullo. I had accumulated this money from selling goats and cows for over 8 months hence I was struggling to get it.

After a period of two months, the brother and other family members to Ms Akullo wrote a letter to me informing me that the land I bought belongs to the family and it is to be sold to only clan members and hence used the wrong channels to buy the land. I then requested for my refund which Ms Akullo did not have. She spent two months without refunding me hence reporting the case to the LC1 of Aburukot Mr Omino Ambrose who directed me to Amolatar CBO/ PLA.

They called Ms Akullo for a mediation and she was able to pay 1,800,000/= since the value had accumulated with interest. I used the money to construct a 4 roomed house, bought Iron sheets, paid school fees for my child in primary school and also planted 2 acres of sunflower.

I was very satisfied with the free services they offered to me although I faced communication and transport challenges from home to office whenever there was mediation. I thank PLA for the good work because without them I would not own this house.”