The Senior Presidential advisor on Rwenzori affairs, Mrs. Christine Muhindo has called for round table discussions that could see peaceful co-existence and a solution to the land rankles between cultivators and cattle keepers.
Speaking to press shortly after addressing members of Ruhita –Nyakakindo 2007 evictees Association at Rugendabara-Kikongo town council headquarters in Kasese district, Mrs. Christine who pledged to forward their compensation demands to president Museveni called for calmness among the two groups which she says need each other to live.
Mrs. Christine who described the cultivators and the cattle keepers as one family observed that continued frictions could frustrate development by scaring away possible developers. Mrs. Christine speaking…….
A 60 year old woman member of the association, Ms Malia Muhindo regretted that the eviction process did not only inconvenience but forced them to cheaply sell their property, including animals that they need compensation for. Ms Malia speaking….
The Rugendabara-Kikongo town council local council three Chairperson, Mr. Daniel Kambale said the affected people who need compensation are only those farmers whose gardens were destroyed by cattle as their keepers were being settled in the area from the DR Congo by Government. Mr. Daniel speaking……
To Mr. Arijenex Masereka, a victim of the land eviction and currently working as a casual laborer in Bundibugyo called for timely government intervention into their situation he described as tense. END.