Residents in Mubende municipality have threatened to sue UNRA
A section of residents in Mubende municipality, Mubende district dwelling along the Mubende-Kakumiro-Kibaale-Kagadi road which is due to be tarmacked have faulted Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) for being unfair while valuing their property and delaying to effect their compensation.
Government is in a process of compensating residents affected by the road project, but most residents complain that up to now they are unaware about their compensation and when it will be effected.
Over 200 residents from seven villages of Kibaati, Kasana B, Katwa A, Katawa, Kyaterekera, Main Street, Katwe B, Kigalagi and Bukalungi have today petitioned their Member of Parliament Ssemmulu Anthony, seeking his intervention to seek an injection in Court over the construction of this road until they are paid off.
The residents who posed land titles are worried that may end up unpaid yet properties worth billions are to be demolished, but they are reliably informed that some of their colleagues in Kagadi have received cash and contraction has kicked off.
The Mubende Municipal MP Ssemmuli Anthony said, it is mandatory for the government valuer to publically assess the level of the damage as enshrined of the road map, and threatened to court injunction until these people are paid off.
James Mwebesa from UNRA and Richard Kalema from CCCC have urged residents to remain calm and refrain from spreading false information regarding the compensation process, adding that a report about the activity would be released soon.
Kalema, CCCC’s liaison Officer says that the construction company which was awarded contract to build the road plans to establish a liaison office to receive and handle people’s complaints about the road project.