Anatori Giriyitma 93, a resident of Kachungiro village in Kinogozi parish Buhimba sub-county Kikuube district claims that he acquired the contested land measuring 250 hectares, where has been staying with his family in the 1940s.
In the 2021 Presidential elections, Museveni popularity in the Nakasongola district declined to 65% from 84.46 % which he scored in the 2016 elections. The NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu made inroads and obtained 33% of the total votes cast in the district.
The residents are from the villages of Kanzi, Kikenye, Kakeeka, Katolo, Kakyanga, Katooke, Kalyambuzi, Kimyufu, Nyanama, Mawagola and Kisu among others. The residents sought help from RDC Fred Bamwine after a one Lawrence Busulwa fenced off the entire island claiming its ownership.
16 people were found burning charcoal and collecting firewood, while others were found in their rice gardens despite being invited by the magistrate to attend the Locus court session. The residents are accused to have illegally encroached on the land and depleted a private forest.
The Elders Forum in Tooro, under their umbrella Isaazi lyAbaantu Bakuru Ba Tooro, have accused the government of remaining silent following acts of violence against the former kingdom prime minister, Stephen Irumba. Last month, unknown people raided Irumbas ranch located in Rwentuha Sub County, Kyegegwa district, killing five cows. Two cows were stolen and three cut. In a press release signed by Professor Edward Rugumayo, the chairperson of the Elders Forum, the elders urged the government to carry out investigations on the violence meted out to Irumba.
Edirisa Ssempaka and his sister Mariam Night Nansubuga, both residents of Luzzi Zone in Wobulenzi town council were arrested for allegedly trespassing on a 13 acre piece of land they inherited from their father.
However, heavily armed police led by Nakaseke District Police Commander, Justus Asiimwe have deployed in Kyamutakasa trading center to block Besigye from meeting the residents. Police have also sealed off all the roads leading to the trading center.
Samuel Wakadala, the chairman of the area land committee says Abubaker Kirunda used the forged documents purportedly from Mpumudde/Kimaka area land committee office, to illegally acquire 27 hectares of government land.
The committee heard that in 2012, the ministry, through then Permanent Secretary, Francis Xavier Lubanga asked Kyambogo University to provide the institution\'s land title to aid a plan to construct the Ministry headquarters.
Interdicted Masaka Senior Assistant Town Clerk, Division Chairperson, District Land board Secretary and Masaka Business man have been summoned to appear before the Katwe- Butego Division probe committee for illegal sale of council property.