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Ugandan Government Unveils Resettlement Plan for North


The Ugandan government has drafted a plan to resettle the almost two million people displaced by fighting in the country's north.

Prime Minister Apollo Nsibambi said Thursday the plan calls for improving infrastructure and deploying additional police to northern Uganda.

Mr. Nsibabmi says the first phase of the plan will be implemented over the next six months and cost an estimated $10 million.

He says the plan is part of a larger three-year peace and development plan for Uganda's north, where fighting between government and rebel forces has raged for almost two decades.

The government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army reached a truce on Saturday.

The cessation-of-hostilities agreement calls for LRA fighters to gather at two camps in southern Sudan within the next three weeks.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.