On a daily basis, several herdsmen flock to the district headquarters which seats on a 10-acre piece of land in Kasingo cell, Hoima West Division to graze animals. The area is now filled with cow dung and covered with a foul stench, yet the back side of the building is bushy.
Herdsmen have raided Hoima District headquarters raising concern
among residents about the trend which threatens the operations of the
On a daily basis, several herdsmen flock to the district headquarters which seats on a 10-acre piece of land
Kasingo cell, Hoima West Division to graze animals. The area is now
filled with cow dung and covered with a foul stench, yet the back side
of the building is bushy.
Several area residents now suspect that the district leaders could
have hired the area to the herdsmen since no action is being taken against
them. Godfrey Tumwesigye, a herdsman
who was found grazing more than 20 cows at the district headquarters’ says he has spent seven months grazing cows in the area.
He adds that he was
compelled to graze from the area after he found other herdsmen freely grazing from the
compound of the district headquarters.
//Cue in; ”Nyowe mazire
Cue out…talisa ha
Junior Kamugisha, another herdsman who was also found grazing at the
district headquarters says they were attracted by the fresh pasture in the area, yet the rest of the town is dry.
//Cue in; ”Kulisiza hanu
Richard Atuhura, a
resident of Kasingo cell wants the district leaders to explain why they
allowed herdsmen to graze animals in the compound of the district
headquarters. He equally wonders why the district failed to fence off the premises
to prevent intruders from accessing it.
Patrick Rusoke, the LCV
Councilor for Buraru sub-county describes the development as unfortunate. He too demands an
explanation from the district leadership on why they have allowed the herdsmen
to take over the compound.
//Cue in; ”That is not…
Cue out…graze their
Hoima District Council Speaker Swaibu
Nyangabyaki maintains that the act is illegal adding that the matter
will be handled soon to ensure that the herdsmen