By A. Lubowa
A group of about 300 residents of Bukasa-Kirinya in Kira Municipality Wakiso district have run to court to ask it stop their impending eviction to give way for a modern port construction.
The same group have also petitioned president Miseveni to intervene in the matter saying they need organized compasation.
Speaking at Twed Towers, high court yesterday before filing their case they said they are suing the Attorney, Uganda lands commission and about seven land speculators who hijacked their land tittles.
They told Media that they
are in fear after receiving a 45-day eviction notice to vacate their land which was gazetted by government for the construction of a new inland port.
The group has now decided to petition the High Court Land Division seeking orders to halt the government project until they are adequately compensated.
They have hired the services of a city lawyer, Tisekwa Andrew Rukundo to seek justice and the case is in its initial stages. This comes a time when another group is also having an ongoing case about inadequate compasation.
The residents claim the said land was allocated to former occupants of Nakawa-Naguru and for more than ten years, they enjoyed quiet possession until 2017 when government through the Ministry of Works and Transport proposed to construct a new port.
However, they claim after valuation, some were paid between Shs900,000 and Shs2 million which is not enough to resettle them else where.
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