Business come to a stand still at Mubende district headquarters as evictees storm district officials.
Business at Mubende district headquarters has today come to a stand steal when over 200 residents that are facing eviction threats stormed the district for resettlements, blaming officials for negligence.
Led by Ssekyanzi Hassan, Kisenyi Emma, Ssebuliba Joseph, Nsubuga Charles and Nkooma Joseph raised concerns to district officials over their eviction blaming them of being so reluctant, hence the increasing and alarming situation in this area.
The residents at risk of losing properties amount to 3000 from over 300 homesteads from 10 villages of Kyabutuzi LCI, Lugara LCI, Kagoma LCI, Nsiisi and Kannyogoga LCI all in Kagoma Parish, Kitenga Sub County in Mubende district.
The land located at block 339, Plot 164 is said to be under the administration of Ronald Nkugwa under the sole proprietorship of IVYS LOGISTICS LMTD, which has for long had wrangles relating to ownership, where residents accuse the said owner of destroying their properties and causing mayhem in the area, thus resulting into insecurity, children not attending school and food shortage.
Nakate Gewudy and Nakirijja Rose said, they have been occasionally forced to append signatures on sale agreements after denying them chance to pay off the “busuulu” as the law says or even paying off the land lord, prompting them to go and seek refuge at the district headquarter this morning.
Residents have attributed the suffrage to Mubende district leadership who seem to be reluctant on handling land related issues across the district, which has greatly affected the rights of the locals and also posing a threat to the district economic growth.
Speaking to these angry residents, the District Chairperson Francis Kibuuka Amooti cautioned residents on mob justice, because this culminates into other crimes punishable in courts of Laws but appealed to them to use amicable means to seek redress.
He however promised a speedy investigation into the matter and issued an interim order, for them to resume their homes as the district officials take probe the matter.