William Atube, the Bukatuube Sub County Chairman LCIII who also resides in Walumbe village, says residents must be given priority. He says the decision to allocate the residents land means that they were wrongly evicted from their land.
Aggrey Sajjabi, the Bukatuube parish chief says most of the affected employees got jobs through his office. The employees have been earning between Shillings 120,000 to 300000 each month.Ayub Isooba, a resident of Buwolomero village in Bukatuube Sub County says he is struggling to fend for his family since he was laid off.
Williams Atube, the sub county Chairman laments that the hunger levels have hit an all-time high threatening to destabilize the area. He adds that communities are now threatened with extreme poverty, lack of shelter and land conflicts, and malnutrition.
The affected people were accused of encroaching on Bukaleeba forest reserve and cutting down trees. Teddy Nsamba, the manager Busoga Forest Company says several notices were issued to the encroachers to vacate the forest in vain.
200 members of Bukatuuube Safe Firewood and Environmental Protection Group, a Community Based Organization in Mayuge district say they are planning to sue Mayuge district local government for breach of contract.
Mayuge district officials have been accused of claiming Shs 80 million used for maintaining roads in Bukatuube Sub County. A total of 32 kilometres of marrum roads was maintained by Busoga Forest Company in the 2010/2011 financial year but Mayuge district officials went ahead to account for the money contrary to Ugandaâ€™s anti corruption laws.