Joseph Kawulula, a traditionalist from Namayingo district, says the contested land belongs to the spirits. He asks kingdom officials to support their efforts to construct a shrine rather than block their request.
Museveni said traders should pardon him for abandoning them, but hastened to argue that they should also ask to be pardoned since they were the first to abandon him when Uganda opened the curtains for elective politics in 1996.
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.
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.
Dr. Jacob Oweta, the Lira District Land Board Chairperson, says the process of allocation has temporarily been halted pending clearance from court. He says the land in question was allocated local investors for commercial and residential use.
Amongi told URN on Thursday that her relevance in the Apac municipality MP campaigns is very minimal since she hails from Oyam district. The minister explained that she can only campaign in her Oyam South constituency and not Apac district.
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.