Recently, a number of refinery affected persons petitioned the Speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga through Mubende Banyoro United Association for compensation. They want government to value their land and compensate them as title holders as opposed to being Bibanja land holders or squatters.
In the report, the Auditor General, John Muwanga notes that MUBS lost 12 acres of land in Bugolobi to an investor who compensated them with approximately 2.2 acres of land in a swamp at Butabika near Kireka.
Through his lawyer Pace Advocates, Migadde says that he had gone to fuel his motorbike at a Pump Station when he was picked up by soldiers for allegedly wearing a red t-shirt resembling those used by People Power activists led Bobi Wine and handed over to the errant officers.
According to the occupants, they have been under threats of eviction since 2016 and are worried that Mengo through Buganda Land Board-BLB may evict them anytime without due compensation despite occupying land for more than 30 years.
A member of the committee who preferred to remain anonymous said the members unanimously rejected the bill because the Minister failed to convince them that there was a need to amend article 26 to ensure that Government can forcefully acquire land.
According to the DPP, the practice of Blood Compensation is crippling the prosecution of murder cases. Now, the DPP is pondering engaging Lango Cultural leaders on the practice, which they say is dangerous on the administration of justice in the region.
The suspects were picked up in a joint security raid on Usafi Mosque in Kisenyi, a Kampala city suburb in May this year for their alleged kidnap and murder of Susan Magara. They were arraigned in court on charges of kidnap and murder with intentions of seeking a ransom and were remanded to Prison.
According to Mbadi, they also want parliament to review the compensation for disability attained in service and the time they retire after sustaining injuries and pension given to low ranking officers.
George Ssonko, the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA Mbale Station Engineer, says they are waiting for approval from the Chief Government Valuer this week before they start verifying the project affected person and start compensating them.