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Kamuli Town Council In Conflict With Parishes Over Land

Kamuli town council is faced with acute land shortage which has affected its expansion and development.

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Kamuli town council is faced with acute land shortage which has affected its expansion and development.

The town council covers four square kilometers in Nabwigulu Sub County but needs at least 11 square kilometers to expand and attract developers. Most of the people residing in Kamuli town council have bought off small plots enough to construct houses for residence but not big business enterprises.

 

Henry Kabwiki, a business man in Kamuli says he wants to team up with friends to construct a modern shopping mall but the land is not available. He says it is such buildings that will transform Kamuli town council. He says there is need for more economic activity other than Carpentry, Metal Fabrication & Welding, Coffee processing, Maize milling, and retail trade in staples & consumables.

 

Miriam Mukyala, the Kamuli town council sports official says the land that is required will be used for creation of a green belt and expand piped water supply in the town council. She says currently less than 1000 people have access to piped water in Kamuli.

 

Mukyala says the road network in the town council needs to be revamped with better planning and organization.

 

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She notes that some investors have shunned the area after the land allocated to them was outside the area where they wanted.

David Musasizi, the Kamuli town council LCIII Chairman says the main obstacle to the acquisition of land and expansion of the town council has been political.

According to Musasizi, proposals for expansion have met resistance from politicians in the other parishes from where Kamuli town council intends to curve out land. These include Budhumbula, Busekiti, Bunangwe and Butangala, where politicians have mobilized the people not to accept their land to be included in the town council for fear of it being stolen.

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