The committee chairperson, William Korotyo says that, before their fact-finding trip in Jinja City, they had received reports of squatters who have constructed permanent houses within the rail line and its’ surrounding reserves.
The said land, covers six plots, measuring about four acres along Kisinja road and Nile crescent. It was host to the Ministry of Works employees in the '90s. But the employees continued occupying the said land even after losing their jobs in early 2000'.
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.
While on a visit in Uganda last year, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi endorsed the construction of the centre in memory of India’s icon, Mahatma Gandhi whose ashes are believed to have been sprayed on the banks of river Nile following his death in 1948.
The Katabi Town Council Chairperson, Ronald Gavins Kalema, says all developments that are in a 200-meter buffer zone must have environmental impact assessments from the National Environment Management Authority NEMA, which most developers dont have.
Alex Nviri, the LC V Chairperson Buvuma district, says acknowledges the sorry state of the ferry. According to Nviri, Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA promised to replace the ferry with the one that has been operating in Kalangala, which is under repair at Luzira.