The Town Clerk, Deo Ndimo, said he was aware of the issues of Mpanga market but asked for more time so as to comment. But the Mpanga Market Vendors Chairperson, Stephen Asiimwe, calls for transparency if the market is to move forward.
Nicholas Ogwang, the Northern Uganda regional human rights officer told URN the commission has taken over the case.He says they have also recorded statements from both the victims and possible witnesses.
Joseph Lwoga, a resident of Kalengera village says that his land and crop garden were jointly valued at less than 500,000 Shillings, which he says is too little even to cover the cost of production, let alone finding alternative land for relocation and crop production.
Stephen Turyahikayo, a consultant with the company, says they have already started sensitizing residents in the areas where the exploration is set to take place. He asked residents not to be misled into rushing to buy land, saying it may have or not have minerals.
According to the 2017 Annual Crime and Road Safety Report, pedestrians were the biggest victims of road accidents. At least 1,319 out of the 3,500 people killed in road accidents last year were pedestrians while 2,135 of the 10,420 injured persons were pedestrians. Drunkards, minors and school going children being the most affected.