The contract to construct the 54-kilometre road was awarded to China Railway Number Seven group company limited. However, a row has now emerged between Budongo Sub County and area residents who are both claiming ownership of the same land.
He was arrested at a police checkpoint in Nwoya district, where he was stopped on Saturday afternoon, for transporting two extra passengers in a minibus registration number UAT 104V contrary to the COVID-19 preventive guidelines.
The land in question which is about one and a half acre is located in Kamatojo village, Karubanda ward, Southern division, Kabale Municipality. The wrangles started over five years ago after both sides claimed ownership of the land.
Five bailiffs were severely injured when residents put up a spirited fight against an eviction order issued on May 22, by Justice David Batema. The order followed a petition filed by Moses Elogu, Petero Epalu, Joseph Eunyu, Charles Ajaku, Julius Otaya, Samwiri Eletu and Stephen Ewidu against one John Wabwire.
Irumba explains that that the Office of the Prime Minister assigned him two police guards last year after unidentified people raided his farm and killed several animals before they drove away with several others.
The dispute stems from a 2014 presidential directive to Uganda Land Commission to allocate 200 acres of land located at Kyembogo in Busoro Sub County to Mountains of the Moon University to set up a Dairy research centre.
UWA is facing land disputes in the fishing villages of Katunguru, Kasenyi, Hamukungu and Kahendero along L. George, and another bitter land conflict in Ngoko and Kyabatukura areas of Kasese district neighboring Kibale National Park.
After spending four days in Luzira prison, Abbas Mubiru, the husband to the renowned local musician Stecia Mayanja has regained his freedom. This was after Chief Magistrate Lillian Bucyana released him on a cash bail of Shs1 million today.
The disputed 40 square kilometer piece of land in Apaa village Amuru district is home to about 1,500 who are both Madi from Adjumani and Acholi in Amuru district. The same land has also been claimed by Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA), as a game reserve and National Forest Authority (NFA) as a forest reserve.
During debate on a motion by Wakiso Woman MP, Rosemary Sseninde, urging government to inquire into recurrent illegal land evictions in the country, the legislators singled out the police as one of the government agencies that are involved in assisting individuals to grab land from particularly poor people.
Reach Out with Hope is operating at Bukuma Village in Luweero Town. The Organization with help from citizens of United States Of America offer health services, distribute chicken, animals to residents and engages in pastoral work.
A 55 year old man in Lira district has reportedly been killed by his two brothers over a land dispute. Alfred Odongo was attacked by his brothers Benson Gira and Robert Odongo at his home in Leladam village, Aromo Sub County.