and leaders in Gulu town have expressed concern over the undeveloped and
abandoned plots that have turned bushy and into garbage dumping grounds.
The plots are located at Industrial Area, Tegwana parish, Kanyagoga, and Forest
Wards in Layibi, Pece, Bardege and Laroo Divisions respectively. The
structures have also become hideouts for street bandits who terrorize residents
Omona, a resident in Pece Division says that the abandoned plots have existed
for years and the owners should be compelled to sell them off to potential
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Robert Ocitti, a resident of Bardege contends that since property owners were
unable to develop the plots while Gulu town was a municipality, they won’t do
much to conform with pending city architectural plan.
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Odoki, a concerned resident of Gulu town says that the municipal authorities
should give grace period to the owners to develop the plots.
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Edward Kiwanuka, the Town Clerk says that they are already compiling the list
of all undeveloped plots and dilapidated buildings and will interface with the
owners to chat a way forward to develop their plots.
In March this year, Cabinet approved plans to elevate Gulu among nine other
municipalities into city status, to become operational by July 2020. The other
municipalities include Arua, Jinja, Fort Portal, and Mbarara while Hoima and
Mbale will become cities in July 2021.