PM Nabbanja intervenes in Masaka land evictions

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Prime Minister Rt Hon Nabbanja Robinah at the land where people had evicted illegally

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Prime Minister Rt Hon Nabbanja Robinah has intervened in the Masaka land evictions and ordered the status quo to remain until the matter is fully resolved by Judiciary.

The Premier was accompanied  to Masaka by the Lands minister Judith Nabakooba, State Minister for Kampala Kabuye Kyofatogabye, a team of RCCs, technical officials, Local government leaders among others.

They held an emergency meeting at Kasajjagirwa village, Kabonera division in Masaka city after a public outcry from the affected persons.

Four households were mercilessly evicted from their ancestral land by one Kalegga and Kakeeto and also led to the imprisonment of Nsamba. 

Nabbanja told the people that government condemns any form of eviction of people from their Bibanja and that the president issued stringent guidelines for any eviction.

Nabbanja says that the people who have been staying on the disputed land should be given security to remain there until the matter is resolved by the judiciary.

The lands minister Judith Nabakooba attributes rampant Illegal evictions in Uganda to ignorance, corruption and greed.

However Nabakooba faulted the people who were behind the illegal destruction of crops and houses because it was not in the court order.

Minister Kyofatogabye who represented the Minister for the presidency told residents that they have already suspended the RCC for Masaka to allow a smooth investigation into the matter.

The affected people thanked government for the timely intervention.

The contested land measures approximately 4 acres and all crops were mercilessly cut down causing a scuffle between the two contesting parties.

The Premier donated sh10m to the affected people to help them settle as the matter is being handled.

PMs Press Team

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