Dalton Byakatonda, a resident of Kihengamo Village, in Katuna Town Council, Kabale District says that in 2020, workers of Amugoli General Enterprises Limited illegally trespassed on his quarter-acre of land with excavators and started extracting murram and soil.
General Enterprises Limited, a construction company contracted to upgrade
Katuna one-stop border post at the Uganda-Rwanda border of Katuna town council
is on spot for illegally encroaching on land and declining to compensate the
Byakatonda, a resident of Kihengamo Village, in Katuna Town Council, Kabale District
says that in 2020, workers of Amugoli General Enterprises Limited
illegally trespassed on his quarter-acre of land with excavators and
started extracting murram and soil.
says that the workers connived with his neighbor who claimed ownership of the
land. He explains that the excavators destroyed a house that was on the land.
Byakatonda, efforts to stop the workers from extracting murram were futile
after they threatened to harm him.
He wants the
company to compensate him with 50 Million Shillings, which he will use to buy a
new house and land.
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Nyakahuma, the Kabale Resident District Commissioner confirms says that investigations
conducted by his office and police indicate that Byakatonda’s rights were
infringed on by the company. He adds that Byakatonda is struggling to accommodate
his wife and children.
He says that
the company has given an ultimatum of one month to address the matter.
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Robert Joseph Oriono Eyatu, the Managing Director, Amugoli General Enterprises
Limited argues that Byakatonda’s house could have been destroyed by landslides since
it was built on a steep hill.
says that because the company had bought murram from Katabarwa, company workers
extracted the whole of that area assuming that Katabarwa had made a private
arrangement with Byakatonda. Oriono also says that should have raised
a complaint with the company during the time of extraction.
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This is not
the first time the company is on the spot. In November,
leaders accused the company of failing to repair Nyinamuronzi-Karujanga and
Kamugaguzi-Nyamirima roads after being destroyed by the trucks while
transporting soil to construct the one-stop border post.