The 7 billion Shillings project measuring over one kilometre long and about 200 meters wide was meant to provide sufficient water for domestic use, irrigation, cattle and other purposes in various villages, parishes and Kagamba, Lwamaggwa and Ddwaniro sub-counties.
Mugumya further explains that MAAIF engaged a consultant three years ago to conduct a feasibility study on the lake. Mugumya says that the consultant visited the district and conducted the study but he has never returned since and the ministry of agriculture has never given them feedback about the proposed restocking of the lake.
They say that families are breaking up and children neglected as parents remain incapable of taking care of them in the absence of compensation for their land and other properties. Disputes are escalating out of mistrust, as couples suspect each other of having received the money behind the others back.
Many of the roads in the area have become impassable following floods that devastated the area in recent months. They include, among others, the Lumbugu-Buyamba-Lwamaggwa road, which connects to Lyantonde district which was ruined by the floods from Lake Kijjanebarola.
In his statement, Birinomutonzi claims that Kiwanuka approached him in March this year after submitting his application for a job in the ICT department. The suspect reportedly asked him to pay a bribe if he wished to get the job.
Each of the project beneficiaries are required to first deposit a total of 168,000 shillings to an account in United Bank of Africa-UBA, before they are given implements that can cater for a plantation; measuring to one acre.
Benon Kayima, the Byakabanda sub county youth chairperson, says the precondition of making a payment before getting the inputs, is standing as an obstacle to many intending farmers in the villages who cannot raise the required fees.
The affected residents are from the villages of; Kyandaaza, Kigeye and Kateerero located in Byakabanda Sub County. A Kampala based businessman Enoch Rwamirembe is threatening to evict them off the land they have occupied for decades.
Kintu Kisekulo, the Probe Committee chairperson says that, the probe committee discovered that, although only a few plots had remained, Rakai district administration continued receiving millions of shillings from developers.
The Internal Affairs Minister General Aronda Nyakairima has said he was not aware that 1800 Sango Bay residents had missed out on the national Identity Card registration last year. He has asked Rakai district authorities to ensure they are registered.
Kakuuto County MP Mathias Kasamba has expressed support for the policy of whipping residents who refuse to participate in communal work. Hon Kasamba believes the policy can force lazy and indisciplined residents to work for the greater good of Rakai district in 2015.
Rakai district local government on Thursday approved a budget of 36,042,018,000 billion shillings for the 2013/2014 fiscal year with more focus on improved livelihood of communities through properly identified and guided expenditure.