A group of landlords in Kasese have threatened to sue government for failing to fulfill its pledges.
The suit stems from an inter-ministerial committee which authorized the resettling of displaced Basongora families in Rwehingo and Bukangara sub-counties. The Basongora families were resettled on the land after years of exile in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
During a meeting chaired by Kirunda Kivedinda, the rhird Deputy Prime Minister, landlords in Rwehingo and Bukangara were asked to surrender their land titles to help government process their compensation. The landlords complied and submitted the titles to the Kasese Resident District Commissioner.
However six months down the road, the landlords have not received any form of payment and have now threatened to go to court.
Captain James Mwesigye, the Kasese Resident District Commissioner, has called for calm as their concerns are being addressed.
The aggrieved landlords include Defense Minister Crispus Kiyonga. He reportedly surrendered more than 200 hectares of land for the resettlement of the Basongora.
Last week, a group displaced Bakonzo families from Kayanja, which is also located in Kasese, announced their intention to sue government over land given to Basongora. They contend that they should be compensated for the inconvinience of losing their homes and sources of livelihood.