President Museveni has assured Ugandans that no one can grab their land because all land ownership matters were clearly resolved by the 1995 Constitution and the 1998 Land Act.
The President was on Wednesday night addressing residents of Rwenzori sub-region as part of his countrywide radio tours aimed at sensitising the population about land issues.
The President who was appearing at the Fort Portal Municipality-based Voice of Tooro radio highlighted the benefits of the proposed amendment of Article 26 of the Constitution.
He said the proposed Bill aims at countering ‘thieves’ that have been using loopholes within the law on compensation to fleece the country and frustrate government programmes.
He vowed to crack down on media houses and individuals propagating lies on land matters.
The President also told residents that the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels are still active in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and government is committed to protecting Ugandans in case of renewed insurgency.
“The government will repulse any negative forces bent on distabilising the peace of Ugandans ” President Museveni said.
President Museveni urged residents to fully participate in the forthcoming LC1 elections and ensure that only supporters of the ruling NRM occupy the seats.
He also rallied for support for NRM candidates vying for the Bunyangabu District LC5 and Woman Member of Parliament seats. Bunyangabu is one of the districts that started operation this year. It was carved out of Kabarole district.
Queen Mother warned
President Museveni warned Tooro Queen Mother Best Kemigisa against illegal evictions.
The warning followed complaints from some callers who accused the Queen mother of evicting people from their land.
Kemigisa has in the past come under criticism for evicting families using Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers attached to the security detail of King Oyo.
Meanwhile the President according to the Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama, will take a break from his radio tours to attend to others pressing matters of state.
Wanyama in a Facebook post said: “Our people in Mubende (Point FM), Masaka (Radio Buddu), Kampala and Jinja (Baba FM) who were anticipating to hear from the President on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday respectively, be notified that the shows have been postponed because the President’s schedule has changed. New dates will be communicated.”