Masaka Chief Administrative Officer Martin Lukwago says they are formulating a policy to stop the new District Land Board from further issuance of free-hold titles on public land. Lukwago told URN in an interview that a lot of wrangles in the district have a bearing on the current land management disputes in the area.
The journey and subsequent events are in remembrance of the suffering and death of at least 45 religious converts who paid the ultimate price for defending their newly found faith. Under the orders of Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda, the Christian converts were put to death between 1885 and 1887.
According to the Right Reverend Henry Katumba Tamale, Bishop of West Buganda diocese the council resolved to demand for high level of cautiousness from all priests intending to organize overnight prayers.
Sauda Namuleme, the Masaka Municipal Chief Financial officer and Joseph Ssebudde, the Town clerk Mityana Municipality told the committee that they had resolved to adopt a system of confiscating merchandises of non-compliant tax payers in the area.
Connie Magomu Masaaba, the Vegetable Oil Development Manager in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, says the IFAD board approved Ugandas loan application to finance the National Oil Palm Project.
Masaka Municipality Town Clerk Paul Omoko said that the money was spent on procuring of planning equipment, Induction of political leaders, retooling of some offices, institutional strengthening, workshops, facilitating staffs on foreign travels and their career development courses, public sensitization among things.
According to the Auditor Generals report, the district received 312 million Shillings from the central government to cater for periodic road maintenance as well as the construction of new roads in the area. But the committee established that Musinguzi, with the engineers approval, paid 70 million Shillings for works on two community roads that have never been executed.
Masaka District Chairperson Jude Mbabaali had preferred to have the controversy resolved by the court, arguing that the forest had earlier been degazetted. But Martin Lukwago, the district Chief Administrative Officer has backtracked on the decision.
Michael Mulindwa Nakumusana, the Nyendo-Ssenyange Division chairperson and a committee member says there are still many pending roads projects under of the municipal council to which this money should be committed to.
Ruth Kibowa, the Mayuge District LC Vice Chairperson, says they have resolved to find better paying projects for the residents to substitute the traditional sugar cane plantations whose incomes have kept dwindling over years.
Justine Nantale, who co-owns the property with her former husband Joseph Wilhelm Hendrix, a German, sought assistance from the RDCs office seeking to evict the children claiming ownership of the properties
Ruth Musoke Lillian, the head of skills Development Facility at the Private Sector Foundation Uganda, also reveals that they are currently implementing a World Bank funded project to help enhance skills of local people to address the impediments to skills development.