By Our Reporter
Residents of Kirinya Bukasa and neighbouring villages in Wakiso district have demonstrated over parliament’s act of vote of no confidence and impeachment of the State Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development on allegations of misconduct against the speaker of Parliament, Annet Anita Among.
Carrying placards calling upon the President to intervene in the matter this morning, 17th December, 2022, the residents asserted that Namuganza is the only person who stood by them when they were being evicted from the land.
This follows a move by a section of Members of Parliament spearheading the censure move against Namuganza disagreeing with Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister for ICT and National Guidance call for reconciliation.
In 2017, 2000 residents from Bukasa-Kirinya sued NEMA in the High Court accusing it of illegally evicting them from their land without compensation or an alternative settlement.
The group was among individuals who were affected by government projects including construction of the new Kampala-Jinja express highway, Standard Gauge Railway and Bukasa Port on Lake Victoria.
The investment will cover about 500 hectares of Namanve Central Forest reserve in parts of Mukono and Kira town council in Wakiso.