Yosam Tumwebaze, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner-RDC who doubles as the Hoima District Security Committee chairperson told Uganda Radio Network that they have banned pastoralists and cultivators from using the land.
Maj. Ninsiima Rwemijuma, the spokesperson for the Rwenzori-Bunyoro Veterans verification team explains that some of the required documents needed during the verification exercise include a discharge certificate, National identity card and bank statement among others.
According to security, the Albertine region that is at the porous border with the DR Congo is at greater risk since the DR Congo hosts ADF militants who are a threat to Uganda yet there are always cross-border movements between residents in the Albertine and those from the DRC, a thing security operatives say might led to infiltration of wrong elements.
Now Simon Baleke, a fisherman at Bugoma landing site in Kyangwali sub county in Kikuube says ever since the FPU commenced their operations on the lake, attacks by suspected Congolese militiamen on Ugandan fishermen have stopped. He wants the operation to continue to save them from being attacked by the suspected Congolese armed men.
The move follows terror alerts which were followed by two explosions; in Komamboga, a suburb of Kampala and on a Bushenyi bound bus within less than a week. Each of the incidents claimed a life and left a few other people nursing injuries.
Princess Joan Winyi Gafabusa explains that they had gone to visit the Omukama to discuss with him key family issues including land grabbing and mismanagement of kingdom property by some palace officials.
Alfred Onenchan, the second in Command at Kaiso Immigration offices in Hoima district, says they are unable to patrol all landing sites due to manpower gaps. He says as a result, some Congolese Nationals use illegal landing sites to sneak into the country.
The talk show that started at 9:15AM lasted only 5 minutes after UPDF and Anti-riot police commanded by Deo Obura, the Albertine region police commander-RPC raided the station and whisked away Kyagulanyi and other National Unity Platform party officials from the Radio station studios
Mpabaisi says they decided to block the road after receiving information that supporters of Kitara FC were planning to hold a procession through Hoima town to celebrate their qualification for the Star-Times premier league in contravention of the COVID19 preventive guidelines.
Henry Irumba, the LC 1 Chairperson Kaiso Landing site, says the families of the affected fishermen are experiencing untold suffering since they can no longer afford proving for their families.
The boats and Engines were confiscated in April this year after the boat owners defied a night-time ban on fishing activities on Lake Albert occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic.
More than 200 landing sites in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube were listed for closure by the government, for allegedly facilitating the illegal movement of people to and from the Democratic Republic of Congo at the height of a lockdown occasioned by an outbreak of Coronavirus Disease.