Sembabule is one of the districts with the highest number of land disputes in the greater Masaka sub-region; where hundreds of people are threatened with eviction, mainly by prominent figures that claim ownership of chunks of land.
Today, some of the relatives of the 243 people that the National Unity Platform-NUP said have gone missing without trace were at the party’s headquarters at Kamwokya to join Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu while he addressed a press conference on the subject.
According to Ssemujju, they have searched everywhere in police stations including Central police Station, Old Kampala, Wandegeya, Kitalya and Luzira prisons for his brother in vain. “We don’t know whether our brother was killed. It's now two months since we have not heard anything about him. We have visited all police stations, prisons maybe we’re left with the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence –CMI only,” the distressed Ssemujju told URN”
Joseph Lomongin, the Kotido Chief Administrative Officer, says about 60% of the households in Kotido are facing food shortage. He says last year’s floods destroyed several crop gardens in the district.