OVER 150 PEOPLE HAVE SHIFTED TO THE RESIDENT DISTRICT COMMISSINERS
PREMIESE FOR REFUGEE OVER LAND WRANGLES
The resident district commissioner has faced hard times in taming over
150 displaced nationals who have sealed over her premises seeking for
refugee after being displaced from land after settling on it
Through their leaders Ngabirano John, Saarah Tumuhayise and Muhumuza
Amos have decried the current state of living they are faced with
after being displaced by environmentalists from their homes located in
Kayembe forest reserve in 2013 and till now looking for a permanent
settlement area thus running the presidential representative in the
district to seek for help.
The angry residents have decried the government’s move to chase them
away from their homesteads alleging that it was an illegal area being
a forest reserve yet they had been given a deaf eye prior to buy and
acquire the plots minus government intervention. However, some still
allude that their some opportunists planning to steal their land and
have called upon the government to get them where to settle as it is
for other refuges who are just migrants into the country.
The chairman lcv Francis Kibuuka Amooti has informed the evictees that
the government cannot just look on as the environment is being
degraded and facing eviction thus advising them to move back top their
ancestral homes they were before.
In her response, The resident district commissioner mubende district
Mrs Florence Beyunga has vowed not to calm down until climate change
is restored in the country all being caused by deforestation and
environment degradation thus warning the residents of opportunists who
ill advise them to encroach forests as another source of survival
thati s a wrong move.
The police led by district police commander Byaruhanga Patrick has
been seen persuading the evictees to move back to their homes and
leave the rdcs premises.