Robert Mbaziira, the Senior Land Management Officer Mukono District, points out that with the creating of MZOs most of their roles have been duplicated, adding that workers in district offices literally do despite the fact that they are paid.
David Nkojjo, the Chairperson St Jude- Bbanda School Management Committee observes that due to development priorities competing for land in Wakiso district, many schools have lost their land to grabbers while others find a hard time when the foundation bodies reclaim part of the land leaving them with tiny potions.
Some of the squatters claim they are being targeted because of their Rwandan origin. Led by Eric Ssenzoga the Kasubi village Defense Secretary, the squatters claimed that some of the leaders have resorted to using megaphones to ridicule them, saying Rwandese have no right to settlement in the area.
Fred Nayebale, the Gomba Resident District Commissioner, confirms the annexation of forests by veterans, which followed the allocation of land to some individuals by the former Chief Administrative Officer, Abdul Batambuze.
Speaking during the meeting, Joseph Luzige, the Mityana District LC V Chairperson, noted with concern the invisible hand of power brokers in the brutal evictions. According to Luzige, the brutal evictions are instigated by people who use their connections to bully people off their land.
Dr. Wamasebu Gideon, the Manafwa District Health Officer, says the Ministry guidelines on the grants are clear. He said the ministry allocated the money with specific guidelines to upgrade Bukimanayi to a Health center III.
During the meeting, the Works Committee Chairperson, Baate Mugisha proposed that council should embark on the construction of the district headquarters at Busoga square as soon as possible drawing protests from the LC V Chairperson, Titus Kisambira together with seven councilors.
Haji Muhammad Kateregga, the Bukomansimbi LC V Chairperson, says they arrived at the decision following the failure by government to construct an office for the RDC, even after the district providing free land.