Authorities claim the contractor abandoned the project at foundation level leading to wastage of the already procured materials such as sand, stones, pipes and bricks. The contractor also failed to compensate residents whose two plots of land are supposed to accommodate the scheme.
Stanley Wadimba, a fisherman at Buvuma says the bill is aimed at amplifying the brutality of people depending on the lake. He wonders why fishermen with expired licenses should be arrested, detained, and charged before the court at the same time and the boat impounded.
The National Forestry Authority-NFA and Buikwe district authorities embarked on the boundary reopening exercise following a public outcry on the forest depletion by settlers, farmers, charcoal dealers and timber traders
According to the plan, the contractor was expected to construct a water pump station at Gimbo village in Kiyindi town council. However, 14 residents have declined to surrender their land for the project citing meagre compensation.