According to the leadership of both districts, the Quarry being contested over is Joseph Karungi, the LC V Chairperson of Kamwenge District says that the quarry is in Kamwenge Sub County. He explains that for a long-time Hima cement has been paying royalties to Kamwenge district.
Betty Nambozee, one of the traders in the town, says the contractor dug up the roads and left leaving them battling dust in the streets. "They came and started digging up the roads and they have disappeared even after the Minister commissioning a ground-breaking ceremony,” she said.
Eyewitnesses said that they saw tongues of huge flames suddenly rising from the wooden houses and kiosks in the area. Meddie Kaidali, a resident and former LC III councillor of Kigungu says that residents tried to stop the fire using water and soil in vain.