Museveni gives food items to 200 victims of violent evictions in Mukono

On Thursday, President Museveni paid a courtesy visit to residents of Kirangira village in Mukono District who were evicted in May this year. He has given 100 bags of maize flour to the victims. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA– President Museveni has delivered 100 bags of maize flour and 30 bags of beans to over 200 residents of Kirangira village in Mukono District who were evicted in May this year.

The President had visited the affected residents on Thursday and promised to assist them and on Saturday, Mr Solomon Elugant from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) delivered the food items to the residents.

“We are here to bring the food the President promised these people. And as the Office of the Prime Minister, it is our role to bring relief to the people that are in disaster like these ones,” said Mr Elugant.

He said that each family was each to be given 15kgs and 20 kgs of both maize flour and beans, respectively.

Mr Eriasa Ssebbaale, the village chairman, thanked the President for coming to their rescue and urged him to make sure that the people get back their land and get back to living normally.

Over 200 people were evicted from their homes in Kirangira- Lwanyonyi Village, in Mukono District by court brokers in May this year.

Police officers led by then acting Mukono District Police Commander Henry Abaho, enforced the eviction after a businessman, a one Banoba secured an eviction order from Mukono Chief Magistrates Court.

Mr Banoba said he bought the land in 1971 from Dr Emmanuel Lumu and registered it in 1973.

Mr Banoba claimed he has been battling in court with a group of squatters for over 30 years.

He said by the time he bought the land, about 30 residents lived on it illegally.




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