Steven Balongo, one of the affected residents, says that they were never given chance to buy their interests from the landlord. He warned that the current situation on land threatens the safety and stay on the land in dispute.
This is part of a new initiative that is encouraging farmers to participate in seed multiplication and growing of Orange Fresh Sweet Potatoes, a special type of biofortified potato famed for high and fast-maturing yields and addressing vitamin-A deficiencies.
On the ground, the gold miners have pitched camp on one part of the marshland, which has since become their base for the ongoing survey and mining activities. A close observation from the sites in the marshlands shows several pits that have already been dug up and another chunk of land has been cordoned off.
Wamala Region Police spokesperson Rachel Kawala identified the deceased as Corporal Francis Nsubuga, the Officer in Charge of Nakasozi Police Post and Special Police Constable- SPC Paul Dimba, an officer attached to the same Police Post.
John Ntezimaana a resident of Kabutemba LC1 in Kibiga sub county and former husband of one Coldina Muwooza has been arrested on allegations of stabbing Disan Lubega to death and severely injuring Muwooza both residents of Rwanda LC1 also in Kibiga sub county.