The families, among them elderly women aged between 70 and 85 allege that two land brokers identified as Augustine Kateebe and Julius Kyakulaga are claiming ownership of the land on which they have lived for more than 50 years.
Under their umbrella, Uganda Women’s Efforts to Save Orphans – Uweso, the activists have asked parents to desist from subjecting their children to harsh punishments because they force them out of their homes.
Titled "Wakiso District Huma Rights Situation Report" under the theme ‘Promoting human rights, advancing freedoms for communities in Wakiso', the report notes existing gaps in the realization and enjoyment of fundamental rights and freedoms within local communities in the district.
Some of his family members have appealed to the President to intervene and save the estate of the late Mugwanya that is being taken over by different people due to unpaid debts. Documents held by family members indicate that in July 2003, the chief government valuer wrote to the Solicitor General’s office indicating that the Mugwanya’s properties were destroyed and that the cost of rehabilitation was Shs10.6 billion.
The UPDF First Division Spokesperson, Maj Charles Kabona explained that the exercise seeks to verify the veterans and their survivors. Upon completion of the exercise, a file will be opened for each of the persons to ensure that they or their children or relatives can receive their payments.
The woman; Maria Goretti Nakitende is accusing a section of her paternal relatives of plotting to evict her and her family, among them, her 86-year-old mother from the land which was given to them by her late grandfather in 1996.
Last week Hamidah Nabukenya, Lukonge’s wife petitioned the court alleging that on October 26, her husband and the three others were abducted by armed plain-clothed security personnel who bundled them into a car and drove them to an unknown place.
Persons with Disability have asked the government to increase the special grant allocated to disability groups from Shillings 5 million to at least Shillings 30 million to enable them implement successful income generating activities.
John Bosco Tembo, a research associate at the Foundation of Human Rights Initiative recently met the assaulted victims to document their ordeal. According to Tembo, they intervened to help the affected journalists to get justice.
Newly appointed RDC Justine Mbabazi for Wakiso says that in the two weeks she has so far spent in the same office she is overwhelmed by complaints related to land grabbing caused by the people she referred to as mafias.
Headed by the district vice chairperson Betty Ethal Naluyima and the district council secretary for health and education Margret Nakitende Gasanyula, the women claim that they cannot participate in celebrating the women’s day when their abducted husbands and sons are still missing.
Wakiso District LC 5 Chairperson, Matiya Lwanga Bwanika had gone to Kakiri barracks in search of Cyrus Kasaato, one of the councillors elects who went missing a week and a half ago and was shocked to find the group appearing before the military court.
Kirabira says that the NRM government cannot abduct its people yet this was one of the atrocities that took President Yoweri Museveni and his colleagues to the fight a bush war which ousted the Obote government in 1986.
As soon as the master of ceremonies announced that Sarah Kanyike, State Minister for the Elderly and the Disabled was the next on agenda to address the mourners as the time for burial approached, the gathering made a loud noise opposing her appearance before them until the MC admitted that had been scrapped off the list.
On Monday, the Robert Kotchani, the country representative in the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights handed over two desktop computers, a printer and accessories to the Wakiso District Human Rights Committee.
Ochieng Zone LC1 chairperson Lawrence Kibirige says that despite so many formal communications made to Nansana Municipality calling for technical attention to the road, there has not been any response for two weeks now.