Armed with machetes, the cane cutters turned rowdy and attacked whoever came their way. Julius Mabumbo, the area sub-county councillor, explains that the situation compelled them to alert police since it was going out of hands.
Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale LC V Chairman, says he is tired of complaints of non- payment by the workers of Kigezi Highland Tea Company. He has promised to intervene and ensure the workers are paid their wages soon.
The company was contracted to upgrade Mukabaya-Rwemihanga-Biringo road in Rubaya and Butanda sub counties in Ndorwa West County, Kabale District in June 2014. The 15.2 kilometer stretch was funded by African Development Bank ADB under the Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Program CAIIP.