Kiwanuka arrived in Kyakuduse on Tuesday evening to fix the pump but got trapped in the tank due to insufficient oxygen supply. It is alleged that the snap hook on his climbing buckle broke and he fell inside the tank and had no way of getting out.
The development comes a week after the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs, Rebecca Kadaga visited Kyotera where she said that the Sango bay land issues had been poorly handled.
Kadaga also the Minister for East African Affairs told URN in Mutukula that it would be unfair to render the occupants homeless yet the majority have spent over 40 years on the land. Her remarks come at a time when the occupants have been given seven days to peacefully vacate the land or be forced out to pave way for the oil palm project.
Kadaga says the market will not only develop the district but also create employment for the residents of the greater Masaka region. She explains that the project will give rise to good road infrastructure, electricity supply, a fully-fledged airport, shelter and shops among others.
Murengyezi is accused of fencing off more than four square miles of land from which he blocked community access to grazing fields, plantations and water sources. Murengyezi is claiming ownership of seven square miles of land in the same area and had initially threatened to evict more than 1,000 residents.
The land, covering 247 square miles is located in the areas of Kanamiti, Matengeeto, Mutukula, Lukulavu, Lukoma, and Kabale villages in Kakuuto sub-county, and in Kabira, Kasasa, Kyebe sub-counties and Mutukula Town Council in Kyotera district.
The residents argue that officials from New Plan, the company hired to carry out the valuation exercise and Total Uganda presented the forms of 2018/2019 which had been rejected by the PAPs and district.
The private project worth over two trillion Shillings is jointly implemented by Rural United Business Association Network (RUSBA) Ltd and Digitech Energy Company Ltd from the Republic of South Africa, for the benefit of East African Member States; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sunda and neighbours in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
While delivering President Yoweri Museveni's condolence message, the Deputy speaker Jacob Oulanya who was the chief mourner, appealed to all leaders to emulate Kasamba and take forward his legacy for the good of the country.
Joseph Kimera Ssuuna, one of the affected fishermen, says about 20 fishermen are attacked and some killed each month. He says it is through regular harmonization meetings that such practices can reduce.
Museveni who presided over the 56th National Independence celebrations held at Kasasa Sub County in Kyotera district expressed concern that the agricultural sector has not developed at the same rate compared to other sectors despite its capacity to turn around the economy.