Reverend Fr. Deusdedit Luyimbaazi, the Estates Manager Masaka diocese, says that when they called for relatives of the deceased to participate in the exhumation process, only two families came up and showed interest in relocating the remains of their relatives to their ancestral burial grounds.
Joseph Kasirye, the NUP Party Registrar for the Masaka sub-region says that the NRM party agents backed up by security operatives have hijacked the exercise in many areas where they are blocking known opposition supporters from being registered.
According to Fr. Luyimbaazi, out of mutual engagements with UNRA; the Masaka diocese as the Landlord agreed to have all the affected graves relocated to open the way for the project without any financial compensation from the government.
Edward Kabuye, the Principal Administrator of Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that the strike has greatly affected their operations and the efficiency with which they respond to patients. He has appealed to the government to engage and reach a compromise with the striking health workers such that they can return to their duty stations and save the situation.
Led by Sheikh Sulait Ssentongo, the Deputy Supreme Khadi for the greater Masaka Muslim sub-region, the leaders demand that all political prisoners be freed such that they can also attend to their families and other social responsibilities.
Swaibu Makumbi, the chairperson of the Southern Region Social Rights Association alleges that despite charging patients, the private wing competes for medical equipment with the general wards and priority is often given to paying patients and oftentimes, the underprivileged are sidelined.
In 2021, the Masaka Chief Magistrate Deogratius Ssejjemba adjudicated the dispute before granting the businessmen permission to occupy the land after proving their ownership. Namawejje indicates that the affected residents have nowhere to relocate their families and allow them to pay off the businessmen.
Joseph Walugembe, an activist of disability-inclusive development and the Projects Coordinator at Stromme Foundation, says that people with special needs also admire to freely associate with affairs of their faith including being given the opportunity to perform key roles like their counterparts without disabilities.
Although Total Uganda in a letter dated February 11, 2022, maintains that they have addressed almost all grievances ahead of the Pipeline Affected Persons' compensation, the disgruntled PAPs and CSOs say that little has been done by the company and the said committees to address the escalating grievances.
The thugs raided his home and office in Kyabakuza village, Masaka city on Saturday, and took away four laptop computers, two tablets, a cellphone handset, and key organisation document files. His family narrowly escaped after hiding in the banana plantation behind the house and they have lived in fear since.
According to the statement, although the religious leaders are not completely opposed to the return of pregnant and breastfeeding student mothers to schools, they have reservations about how the policy will appropriately be executed in an environment that has other learners who are yet to embark on a journey to parenthood or sexually abused
A number of private secondary school headteachers told Uganda Radio Network that many parents are sending their children back to schools without the required scholastic materials, like books and pens, while some have only basic personal requirements.
Anne Florence Nakabuye, the in-charge of Misanvu Special Needs Education Unit which operates under Misanvu Demonstration Primary School in Bukomansimbi district argues that automatic promotion is illogical to their learners who largely remained unattended to in the entire the Covid-19 lockdown period.
John Mwebe, the program Coordinator-International Accountability Project (AIP), says Total intended to defraud the affected persons by keeping them in the dark. He explains that the compensation process is not transparent as it was meant to be yet the PAPS who raise their voices are intimidated or arrested.