In the 2021 Presidential elections, Museveni popularity in the Nakasongola district declined to 65% from 84.46 % which he scored in the 2016 elections. The NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu made inroads and obtained 33% of the total votes cast in the district.
The butchers headed by their chairperson Robert Makumbi are accusing Bernard Iga of trespassing on the land to construct the sty next to the place where meat slaughtered for public consumption comes from.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, says when Nyabongo arrived on the piece of land, which is at the center of a family dispute, eight men emerged from the bush and surrounded him.
According to Bobi Wine, a number of land grabbers known to president Museveni have invaded Bunyoro sub region carrying out brutal evictions of residents but nothing is done to stop them. The legislator was speaking at the campaign rally organized by Asinasi Kamanda Nyakato, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate for the Hoima woman parliamentary by-elections at Hoima Boma grounds on Monday evening.
In Luweero district, more than 300 women occupying part of 1,208 hectares belonging to Mbaale Central forest reserve in Luweero district say they have nothing to celebrate due to the planned eviction and harassment by officials of National Forestry Authority-NFA.
The residents are from the villages of Kanzi, Kikenye, Kakeeka, Katolo, Kakyanga, Katooke, Kalyambuzi, Kimyufu, Nyanama, Mawagola and Kisu among others. The residents sought help from RDC Fred Bamwine after a one Lawrence Busulwa fenced off the entire island claiming its ownership.
In October last year, Kigayaya-Golomola land measuring 85 acres that belongs to Buganda Kingdom was sold to Ronald Kibule, the State Minister for Water Resources by the caretaker Musa Katerega. Kibule later deployed police and the army to guard the land and evict the occupants. However during a scuffle, Dickson Wasswa 52 a resident of Kigaya was killed.
During a council meeting chaired, the Masaka municipality Mayor Godfrey Kayemba Afayo says that they were surprised to receive a notice from lawyers, acting on behalf of a businessman Emanuel Lwasa Kawesi, instructing tenants to vacate the building within 90 days. Kayemba says that Lwasa once claimed to be a tenant at the building but he is surprised that he is claiming ownership of the building.
Steven Nyombi, the Chief Executive Officer Buganda Heritage and Tourism Board, which shares the responsibility of caring and developing such places, says they are aware of the challenges facing the cultural sites.
In May, MPs Peter Ogwang of Usuk County and Viola Akurut, the Katakwi Woman MP took government officials to privately survey and plant mark-stones in their land. They claimed that the land belonged to the government and it was being gazetted to implement a resilience programme of veterinary animals.
16 people were found burning charcoal and collecting firewood, while others were found in their rice gardens despite being invited by the magistrate to attend the Locus court session. The residents are accused to have illegally encroached on the land and depleted a private forest.
The Elders Forum in Tooro, under their umbrella Isaazi lyAbaantu Bakuru Ba Tooro, have accused the government of remaining silent following acts of violence against the former kingdom prime minister, Stephen Irumba. Last month, unknown people raided Irumbas ranch located in Rwentuha Sub County, Kyegegwa district, killing five cows. Two cows were stolen and three cut. In a press release signed by Professor Edward Rugumayo, the chairperson of the Elders Forum, the elders urged the government to carry out investigations on the violence meted out to Irumba.
Fourteen schools under Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA face eviction from their land. A December 2017 report by the KCCA Education and Social Services Directorate shows that there are different claimants of the land, which hosts the schools. The report also indicates that some of the land has been leased to private developers by Uganda Land Commission, Kampala District Land Board or Buganda Land Board.