Mubende Municipality who were affected by the construction of the Mubende-
Kakumiro road have protested against the low compensation rates.
residents of East Division and Kiyuuni Sub-county in Mubende District claim
that some of their properties were undervalued during the construction of the
30km road that was commissioned in 2020. They also allege that some of
the properties were not compensated but they were compelled to vacate them to
pave way for the road project.
records out of the 500 people who were affected by the road project, 113 people
were paid money that was not commensurate with the value of their property,
while others have not been compensated at all.
Mukasa of Kawulwa Village claims that he was paid 4 Million Shillings for his
piece of land measuring 50 by 100 feet comprising of a 2-roomed house that was
on the main road. He said that the money was less compared to his
building and land.
Mukasa, officials from Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA promised to review
the compensation process but have never returned for three years.
Cue out: “Okutuusa
Another claimant, Rose Nakibuuka of Muwoko
claims that her portion of land measuring 100 by 100 was taken with a
house but the money given to her was not proportionate to pay for a 50 by
100 plot and construct a house.
//Cue in: “kati nze nalaba…
Cue out: “emmere
Katongole, a resident Muwoko Village, East Division in Mubende Municipality
claims that he was paid Shillings 11 million as compensation for his land
measuring 50 by 100 feet including a 6-roomed commercial building. He says
that UNRA officials have told him to surrender his other house on the pretext that
it is in the road reserve yet it was not assessed for compensation.
says that surrendering his house without compensation would amount to double
District Woman Member of Parliament, Hope Grania Nakazibwe said that many
people have since complained over undervaluation, and inadequate compensation while
others were not compensated at all.