Hoima Residents Bitter Over Unauthorized Land Use

By George Busiinge

Over 100 residents of Bujumbura division in Hoima Municipality who are affected by the tarmacking of the Hoima-Wanseko road recently stormed the office of the Bujumbura LCIII chairman over the utilization of their land by the road contractor and Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) without their consent.

UNRA contracted China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to tarmac the road at a tune of Shs398 billion. The residents say UNRA surveyed the land for the road construction but they are surprised that the contractor is now utilizing their land.

The affected residents are from Kyesiga, Bulemwa and Parajwoki villages along the Hoima-Wanseko road. Aisha Kabogere a resident of Parajwoki cell, Shaban Agaba and Musa Isingoma from Bulemwa cell say the contractor has embarked on extending piped water and this is done in their lands.

The residents say some officials who are undertaking the works told them that they are using the road reserve land. They however say UNRA officials promised to compensate them but this has never been done.

However, the chairperson LCIII Bujumbura division Edward Ruhigwa promised to liaise with UNRA officials to convene over the isuue because we leaders we can allow thi.

Earthfinds was unable to get a comment from UNRA and the contractor on the allegations because their known phones were not available at that time.

Last modified onMonday, 07 January 2019 17:47

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