The angry traders also accuse the town council authorities for failing to install security lights as a measure to scale down the rampant thefts which they say have scared away prominent investors that had a stake in developing the town council.
In the letter dated 13th April/2021 signed by the camp chairperson Wilson Wanasolo addressed to the speaker of Parliament, the landslide victims say that the over 550 secondary students who were taken to Masaba Senior Secondary School by the Office of the Prime Minister have been dismissed from School and that the School claims that the office of the Prime Minister does not pay know them.
Fobesa Nandudu, one of the parents told Uganda Radio Network that she was forced to transfer her child from the school because of the unfavorable learning conditions. She explains that since she took her child to Bunambutye Primary School, his performance has been deteriorating.
Officials from the OPM allocated an acre of land to the families instead of the two which they had earlier been promised. However, the land was taken away from the victims in exchange for 100,000 Shillings each month, despite growing food on the land. Wilson Wanansolo, the chairperson of the resettlement camp says that the land was allocated to Bunambutye Health center which is currently under construction.
The houses were constructed by the Office of the Prime Minister to relocate hundreds of households from the disaster-prone districts of Bududa, Manafwa, Sironko, Bulambuli, and Namisindwa. Each unit, sitting on one acre of land, has two bedrooms each, a sitting room and a kitchen.
The school was initially established as a temporary facility to ensure continuity of learning by children of people who had been resettled from the landslide-prone areas in the Bugisu region. However, the government has since upgraded it to a permanent facility to cater for the education needs of resettled children and other pupils in the sub-county.
According to Karim, they resorted to using social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp and media houses that would offer them airtime to reach out to voters freely. Karim says they don’t want to be part of the team that will spread COVID-19 to the masses.
On December 4th, 200, a group of councillors led by Charles Wepukhulu, the representative of Buyaga town council and his Buluganya sub-county counterpart, Moses Mwayafu rejected the nominees citing incompetence and extortion.