Hoima town council authorities have threatened to sue the Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, for allegedly sabotaging government programs.
The mayor, Francis Atugonza, says the suit stems from a recent move by Omukama, Solomon Gafabusa Iguru, to block a three billion shilling water project in Hoima town.
Last week, the Omukama ordered Dott services to stop the construction of a lagoon in Kiganda village in Hoima town.
The Omukama who stormed the site escorted by his royal guards claimed that the land on which the lagoon was being constructed is his.
The Omukama argued that he was never consulted over the planned project on his land.
But the Mayor maintains the Omukama's decision to halt the project was illegal, unfortunate and an inconvenience.
He says that the land legally belongs to the town council. He claims that the town council has a valid land title to prove that the land is legally theirs.
Atugonza, formerly the kingdom's estates manager, says the town council and Dott Services will sue the Omukama for sabotaging government programmes, and causing undue losses to the town council and its contractor.
He said the town council seeks more than 300 million shillings in compensation for the damages.
But the Omukama's principle private secretary, Yolam Nsamba, says the Omukama legally owns the land in Kiganda village.