Security Organization– ESO is embroiled in a land dispute with settlers at
Kasenyi Landing site in Katabi town council.
The four acre
piece of land sits between Wagagai Flower farm and Kasenyi landing site.
It was registered
under Meridian Transporters in 1991, which claims to have bought it on behalf
About 27 people have been
occupying the land prompting the deployment of ESO operatives.
one of the affected residents, says ESO has ordered them to vacate the land
with immediate to pave way for redevelopment.
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This prompted the Entebbe Deputy Resident
District Commissioner, Noor Njuki and Katabi Town Council Chairperson; Ronald
Kalema to visit the contested land to speak to residents.
Njuki says it
is illegal for ESO to claim ownership of the land, which is registered in the
names of a private company.
The Katabi Town Council LC 3 Vice Chairperson,
Samuel Musoke wonders why ESO and Meridian Transporters claim to have more than
20 hectares of land in the contested area yet the available land is only four
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Tom Kayongo, a former ESO employee, says they
bought the land in the names of Meridian Transporters because ESO wasn’t allowed
to get involved in such business.
However, a source at state house
dismissed the claim, saying government
institutions don’t hire private organizations to transact business on their
The RDC has since ordered ESO operatives
deployed to guard the contested land to withdraw immediately.
operatives have declined to vacate.
led by Charles Kagiri conquer with their Lawyer William Olet who says the
deployment should be maintained until court orders otherwise.
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Katabi Town Council Chairperson, Ronald Kalema
has condemned the illegal eviction and the manner in which the ESO operatives