Tenants of the Naguru-Nakawa housing estates have once again vowed to defy the eviction order, hanging over their heads.
On Monday, John Kashaka, the local government ministry permanent secretary issued an eviction notice asking the tenants to vacate the estates within two months.
The eviction is intended to pave way for the re-development of the 66-hectare estates, into a satellite town.
But the eviction notice has once again sparked off resentment and the tenants some of who have lived in the estates for the last 50-years say they are not ready to live.
Mary Nyamahunge, a grandmother of three and now a retired teacher says that she will not vacate the place, which has over the past 40-years been considered home, to her family.
Nyamahunge acquired her house in the estates in June 1970. But today, Nyamahunge is one of the more than 1,700 tenants facing eviction from the Naguru and Nakawa estates.
Government has given the tenants up to Friday this week to pick up a memorandum of understanding from the ministry of local Government and vacate.
But the 83-year-old Nyamahunge says that the tenants are not ready for any form of negotiation over whether or not they should leave.
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The tenants and government have for long been locked in Horns over the eviction orders. the tenants argue that they should have the right to develop the estates rather than sell them off to a developer.
The tenants, met on Wednesday, to discus the way forward. During the meeting, the tenants unanimously agreed that the Memorandum of understanding is unjustified and intended to coerce them into vacating the estates.
Charles Nyeko, says that Government and the developer must clearly explain the components of the memorandum of understanding.
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Simon Barigo the Chairman Naguru-Nakawa Estate Residence Association says the developer should meet the tenants to answer outstanding queries.
The developer is being tasked to introduce the project development plan in its entirety and to provide comprehensive terms of reference for the project.
The tenants also want the developer to provide a performance bond and implementation of the Inspector General of Government and recommendations therein.
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Meanwhile, Tom Matte, the chirman Naguru Tenats association says the Naguru-Nakawa tribunal will on Friday wind up work intended to establish the rights of the tenants.
In 2004, the Government signed a contract with the Opec Prime Properties, to develop a satellite city for middle-income earners and a business district.
The 300 million dollar project will take 10 years to complete.