According to Pius Wakabi, the Bughaya County MP the land grabbers especially those with connections with top government officials have started threatening lives of area leaders who are fighting for the rights of the local people.
Joseline Nyangoma, the Hoima District Natural Resources Officer, says that her office and that of the RDC were compelled to conduct the operation following the massive destruction of wetlands in the district.
Yolamu Nsamba, the former Principal Private Secretary to the Omukama says that although it is hard to erase history, despite reigning for more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth died without the courtesy to apologize to the people of Bunyoro for the plunder of kingdom resources.
The affected families are from the three villages of Parajok, Kakundi, and Kyesiiga in Hoima City West Division. The residents are feuding with Busoga Agro Limited which is claiming their land to carry out commercial tree planting.
Many farmers are crying foul after their crops were destroyed by cows, especially during the night hours. According to the farmers, the herdsmen have started grazing their animals at night in their gardens.
Sam Abigaba, one of the affected developers, says that he has never been involved in any conflict with anybody ever since he bought his land. He, however, says that he is yet to ascertain the motive of the attackers.
According to the students, their pleas to the top school authorities have not yielded any results, which left them with no option but to strike. “We cannot continue to be fed on rotten beans yet our parents are paying a lot of school fees but the school management does not want to listen to our issues”, said one of the students.
Badru Mugabi, the Hoima Resident City Commissioner-RCC explains that following the massive vandalism of government property they have resolved to halt the metal scrap business with immediate effect until security comes up with appropriate measures for regulating the business.
The affected residents are from the village of Ngobye in Buraru parish in Buraru sub county. They are feuding with Neko Isingoma,a prominent businessman in Hoima town over a piece of land measuring about 100 acres in the same area.
The deceased minors have been identified as Ofoi Mungu,8, and Mercy 5, both children of Godfrey Utungi and Grace Anirwoth of the same area. The minor's mother was away in the trading center when the assailants torched the house.
The accident occurred near Kyamukunjuki trading centre in Kitoba sub-county, when the victims who were riding on a motorcycle registration number UDW 280K bajaj were knocked by a Toyota wish, registration number UBK 654V which was heading to Hoima.
On a daily basis, several herdsmen flock to the district headquarters which seats on a 10-acre piece of land in Kasingo cell, Hoima West Division to graze animals. The area is now filled with cow dung and covered with a foul stench, yet the back side of the building is bushy.
Nabbanja issued the directive on Friday afternoon while addressing implementers of the Parish Development Model at Kitara Secondary School in Hoima West Division. It followed complaints from area residents about the conduct of the Parish Chief under whose mandate the new initiative falls. Many said his conduct is a threat to the programme.