Betty Nambozee, one of the traders in the town, says the contractor dug up the roads and left leaving them battling dust in the streets. "They came and started digging up the roads and they have disappeared even after the Minister commissioning a ground-breaking ceremony,” she said.
In 2018, residents of Onekgwok, Teboke, Rwakicaja and Abongokere in Tarogali parish, Ibuje Sub County offered 556 acres of Community land to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to pave way for the implementation of the project.
Marijuana farming is common in Buhehe, Masaba, Masinya, Masafu and Lumino sub-counties. While addressing farmers at Dabani sub-county headquarters, Mugeni said that once the government embraces his proposal to include a marijuana processing facility in the export zone market, they are ready to source potential cannabis investors to produce drugs and create jobs for locals.
Beatrice Atim, another local distiller, says that the ban may force her into prostitution because she does not have any other business to run. Joel Okello a resident of Atego village says that although most people are not managing the waste very well, there are those who have managed the waste so well that you can’t even smell it.
Irene Nakamatte, the town clerk of Luwero town Council and LC III Chairperson, Chris Johns Buwembo also insists that the market is illegal, saying that those behind it did not consult the authorities before establishing it.