Key among the properties is M.162 Ntinda Industrial area, occupied by Imperial estates limited, Plot 6 Commercial Road Ntinda occupied by Nalis Byarugaba, Plot 11 Summit View Road occupied by Patrick and Carol and plot 44 Nabugabo Road occupied by Shree Sanatan Dharma Ltd among others.
Agnes Namwanje, one of the affected vendors, says their eviction is meant to push them out of business since the places they are asking them to relocate to are always dark and dirty due to lack of lights. He says most of the affected vendors sell food, which they can’t sell in a dirty environment.
Uganda has said over the years that it will use its only money to set up infrastructure, investment in other sectors like agriculture where millions of Ugandans earn a living, and industrialization of major mineral and agro-processing industries.
Mary Luwum, who passed on yesterday after a battle with cancer, will be laid to rest in Kitgum district next week, Thursday, August 15. The relatives, together with the government resolved that the deceased will be buried in Wii Gweng village, Mucwini Sub County, Kitgum district, the final resting place of her late husband, Janani Luwum.
The new Prosecutor will be the third to Chief Prosecutor handle the situation of Uganda in which five Senior commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army are indicted for war crimes, sexual and gender based crimes and crimes against humanity.
The land has been under controversy since 2010 when it was first occupied by Gen Salim Saleh, the then Commander of Reserve Forces. Gen Saleh had reportedly occupied the land upon securing a temporary occupational permit from the National Forestry Authority –NFA to carry out eco-friendly activities in the forest.
According to Kadaga, the Ugandan government has only realized USD 540,000, out of the total pledges of USD 358 million made during the summit, hosted by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Summit aimed at raising USD 2 billion.
Bulucheke Sub County authorities led by the LC III Chairperson, Elisa Khawanga also claim that Kanyanya has started cutting down trees and harvesting crops belonging to the sub county. He says Kanyanya has started claiming ownership of the said land, saying they want him to vacate it.
Elly Muhwezi, the programs coordinator Uganda Citizens Alliance, says the biggest challenge has been the failure by the expectant mothers to seek antenatal care services and opt for traditional birth attendants, which increases the risk of mother to child HIV transmission.
Last week, a team of Mbale district officials led by the LC V Chairperson, Bernard Ely Mujasi, the Mbale District Council Speaker, Muhammad Mafabi and sub county LC III Chairpersons among others mobilized residents to demonstrate against the ongoing boundary demarcation in Bubyangu, Wanale, Busano and the neighboring sub counties.