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Mukono Executive Concerned About Cemetery Encroachment

The 5acre cemetery at Nakawolore in Mukono municipality has been in existence since the 1970s. It is majorly used for burying unclaimed bodies and people without burial grounds.
Trees planted in lines to indicate boundaries of various plots at the cemetery land.

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The continued encroachment on public cemetery land by private developers in Mukono municipality has drawn the attention of the executive.

The 5acre cemetery at Nakawolore in Mukono municipality has been in existence since the 1970s. It is majorly used for burying unclaimed bodies and people without burial grounds. However, the Mukono Municipal Executive Committee has realized that part of the cemetery land has been encroached on by private developers.

The Deputy Mayor, Jamadah Kajjoba notes that so far about ten houses and about twenty gardens have been established on the cemetery land.

//Cue in: “Abaliranye ekifo ekyo…

Cue out…banaffe abalimako”//

George Fred Kagimu, the Mayor Mukono Municipality, says some of the encroachers are in possession of fake titles. He says more encroachers are likely to take over the cemetery land unless something is done.

“The remaining part already has about three layers of human remains and using it for further burial will be risking bodies and remains to be exhumed by dogs. What we need is claiming the encroached part of land if we are to do any further burial arrangements on the cemetery land,” he said.  
 

Daniel Ssentongo, a resident of Mukono municipality, says much as it is unclaimed bodies that are buried in the cemetery they deserve respect. 

//Cue in; “Bwetwaddamu okujja…  

Cue out…bamuteeka kumunne”//  

Alex Nanyonga, the Deputy Mukono Municipal Town clerk, says they are not aware about the private developers who have encroached on the land. She notes that they have teamed up with the municipal executive committee to block further developments on the cemetery land and task the developers to produce evidence of ownership and how they acquired their plots.

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