In his 2016 Auditor General Report, the Auditor General, John Muwanga notes that Sembabule district doesnt have titles for all Sub county headquarters, health centers, bore holes, Valley tanks and buildings. According to the Auditor General, the absence of titles for land hosting key public assets exposes them to grabbing.
The Ntuusi Sub County Chairperson Emmanuel Kamiyingo has been arrested for murder. Ntusi Sub County is located in Ssembabule district. Kamiyingo was arrested on Wednesday with three others over their alleged involvement in the murder of businessman Jonani Katungi.
The Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura has set up a team to investigate how Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) officials sold off the land in Bigaaga Estates, which has resulted in clashes between residents and the investor.
At least 330 residents from three villages in Lugusulu Sub-county in Ssembabule District have petitioned President Museveni to intervene and save them from being evicted. The residents say they do not have the money to pay for the land they are squatting on.
Over 5000 residents in the villages of Booma, Bigaaga, Kabukongote and Buteraniro in Ntuusi Sub County, Ssembabule District have signed a petition asking President Museveni to transfer the Ssembabule RDC due to abuse of his office.
Ssembabule Muslims have embarked on a campaign to develop their two square miles piece of land located at Bukiragi village, Ntuusi sub-county where they recently evicted over ten tenants including a UPDF army officer for encroaching on the land.
Over ten tenants on the disputed land in Sembabule have dragged Sheikh Ahmed Kayemba, the General Secretary of Masaka District Muslim Supreme Council to court seeking refund of thirteen million shillings to compensate them after the eviction.
More than 15,000 encroachers on Bigaaga forest reserve in Ssembabule have rejected an eviction order issued by the resident District Commissioner. On Saturday last week, a group of residents raided Bigaaga forest reserve and reclaimed part of its land to protest their eviction from Bigo Byamugenyi cultural site in Ntusi Sub County.