Many of the new structures cropping up in the municipalities of Kira, Nansana, Entebbe and Wakiso are unplanned, overcrowded and without access to roads, electricity supply and water and sanitation facilities. Some of them have been built in gazetted wetlands and green spaces.
Martin Kigozi, the Physical Planner of Masaka Municipality, declined to comment on the matter, saying he isnt authorised to speak to the media. However, many of the developers accused of flouting the physical planning regulations claim their plans are approved by the authorities.
In accordance with section 72(1) of the Public Health Act cap 281 which states that in the event of contravention of the any of the Public Health rules related to the erection of buildings the local authority without prejudice has the right to take proceedings for a fine in respect of the contravention and may by notice require the owner either to pull down or remove the works, The notice reads.
Owners of Kiosks and other illegal structures that were demolished and forcefully removed have declared a three day fast to ask God to punish officials of Arua municipality who were behind the removal of their kiosks.
Police in Hoima municipality has been forced to fire rubber bullets as it arrested suspects who attempted to obstruct council enforcement officers from their duties. The stand-off occurred in Kiryatete this morning.