During a council meeting chaired, the Masaka municipality Mayor Godfrey Kayemba Afayo says that they were surprised to receive a notice from lawyers, acting on behalf of a businessman Emanuel Lwasa Kawesi, instructing tenants to vacate the building within 90 days. Kayemba says that Lwasa once claimed to be a tenant at the building but he is surprised that he is claiming ownership of the building.
In order to secure funding for the implementation of key projects, the Church has announced plans to dispose-off the playground, currently utilized by Kijjabwemi Primary School, Kijjabwemi Secondary School and the neighboring community. The site is also the home ground for Kijjabwemi Soccer Academy.
Kayemba says the municipal council endorsed the allocation under the public private partnership deal. He says this means that the businessman will construct an arcade but they will share it with the municipality.
The National Resistance Movement won only one seat in Masaka district with Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi retaining his seat as the Bukoto Central Member of Parliament. The other three seats from the district were won by Democratic Party candidates Florence Namayanja, Mathias Mpuuga and Mary Babirye Kabanda.
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.