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Residents, Entebbe Tycoon Clash Over Perimeter Wall

Kibirige also blamed the area police for protecting Ochieng to illegally construct a perimeter wall in the road reserve
12 Mar 2019 17:56

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Residents of Nakiwogo– Lugonjo, a suburb in Entebbe Division B in Entebbe Municipality have demolished a perimeter wall belonging to Patrick Ochieng, a local entrepreneur.    

Residents pulled down the perimeter wall on Tuesday, accusing Ochieng of building it in the road reserve. 

Led by Tadeo Kibirige, the area councilor to the Entebbe Division B, said they decided to pull down the perimeter wall since all since all their leaders including the area chairperson, Paul Zikuliza had failed to rein on Ochieng who wanted to close the road used by more than 500 people living close to Namiiro swamp. 

Kibirige also blamed the area police for protecting Ochieng to illegally construct a perimeter wall in the road reserve.

 

//Cue in: “Tulinayo Police eno … 

Cue out: …  Nalumye abasajja be.”//   

The contested road is located opposite Entebbe Comprehensive Secondary school towards Namiiro swamp. Well as Ochieng’s house is located towards the swamp but outside the buffer zone.  

Some of the residents complaining have erected houses in the buffer zone of Namiiro Swamp.   In January, the Environment Ministry gave the residents not more than 29 days to vacate the place. However, none of them has left.   

The area Chairperson, Paul Zikuliza says it is dangerous and illegal for residents to engage in mob justice and demolish people’s structures without a court order or authorizing letter from the relevant authorities.

//Cue in: “Ebize bigambibwa mbu … 

Cue out: … simanyi bigendelerwa byaabwe.”//   

Ochieng’s construction plan including the perimeter wall was approved by the Municipal planner.   

Ochieng has promised to take legal action against the residents, saying the perimeter wall on his land.  

//Cue in: “So why do … 

Cue out: … years and above.”//   

The Entebbe Division Police Commander. Baker Kawonawo says they are assessing the magnitude of damage and record statements from those involved in the demolition.

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