Addressing the implementers of the Parish Development Model-PDM implementers in Buliisa on Tuesday afternoon, Nabbanja revealed that her office has recieved sufficient evidence implicating the land board members for masterminding massive land grabbing through the issuance of land titles to the rich at the expense of the vulnerable community members.
Councilors had convened to pass a supplementary budget of 1.3 Billion Shillings, approve the revenue enhancement plan, and discuss committee reports for the second quarter for the financial year 2021/22.
Anatori Giriyitma 93, a resident of Kachungiro village in Kinogozi parish Buhimba sub-county Kikuube district claims that he acquired the contested land measuring 250 hectares, where has been staying with his family in the 1940s.
In the 2021 Presidential elections, Museveni popularity in the Nakasongola district declined to 65% from 84.46 % which he scored in the 2016 elections. The NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu made inroads and obtained 33% of the total votes cast in the district.
The butchers headed by their chairperson Robert Makumbi are accusing Bernard Iga of trespassing on the land to construct the sty next to the place where meat slaughtered for public consumption comes from.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, says when Nyabongo arrived on the piece of land, which is at the center of a family dispute, eight men emerged from the bush and surrounded him.
According to Bobi Wine, a number of land grabbers known to president Museveni have invaded Bunyoro sub region carrying out brutal evictions of residents but nothing is done to stop them. The legislator was speaking at the campaign rally organized by Asinasi Kamanda Nyakato, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate for the Hoima woman parliamentary by-elections at Hoima Boma grounds on Monday evening.
In Luweero district, more than 300 women occupying part of 1,208 hectares belonging to Mbaale Central forest reserve in Luweero district say they have nothing to celebrate due to the planned eviction and harassment by officials of National Forestry Authority-NFA.
The residents are from the villages of Kanzi, Kikenye, Kakeeka, Katolo, Kakyanga, Katooke, Kalyambuzi, Kimyufu, Nyanama, Mawagola and Kisu among others. The residents sought help from RDC Fred Bamwine after a one Lawrence Busulwa fenced off the entire island claiming its ownership.
In October last year, Kigayaya-Golomola land measuring 85 acres that belongs to Buganda Kingdom was sold to Ronald Kibule, the State Minister for Water Resources by the caretaker Musa Katerega. Kibule later deployed police and the army to guard the land and evict the occupants. However during a scuffle, Dickson Wasswa 52 a resident of Kigaya was killed.
During a council meeting chaired, the Masaka municipality Mayor Godfrey Kayemba Afayo says that they were surprised to receive a notice from lawyers, acting on behalf of a businessman Emanuel Lwasa Kawesi, instructing tenants to vacate the building within 90 days. Kayemba says that Lwasa once claimed to be a tenant at the building but he is surprised that he is claiming ownership of the building.
Steven Nyombi, the Chief Executive Officer Buganda Heritage and Tourism Board, which shares the responsibility of caring and developing such places, says they are aware of the challenges facing the cultural sites.
In May, MPs Peter Ogwang of Usuk County and Viola Akurut, the Katakwi Woman MP took government officials to privately survey and plant mark-stones in their land. They claimed that the land belonged to the government and it was being gazetted to implement a resilience programme of veterinary animals.