According to Sarah Nalugooti and her husband John Baptist Musoke, the caretakers of the 2-acre graveyard land, they have lost three people since 2019 but since the compensation is delayed, they have no money to buy another piece of land to relocate the remains of the deceased.
The 1,443 kilometres oil export pipeline will transport crude oil from Uganda’s oil fields in Hoima to Tanga refinery in Tanzania, running through 10 districts in Uganda. However, hundreds of People in the areas earmarked for the pipeline are required to vacate their properties upon compensation to pave way for the construction.
Shifah Kateregga, the Executive Director of Human Rights Defenders Masaka-HURIDEM has faulted the Electoral Commission for not sufficiently fulfilling its mandate. Instead, she says, the Electoral Commission has relinquished its mandate to politicians who are also using the opportunity to amplify their political biases.
Masaka High Court Judge Winfred Nabisinde said that the court received overwhelming evidence indicating that the convict Godfrey Ssenyange strangled his father Joseph Mwai following a misunderstanding on land ownership.
Richard Musisi, the Executive Director MADIPHA, says reports from their group members indicate that many are still finding it hard to access healthcare due to different impairments, something that worsens their vulnerability.