Jofram Waidhuba, the deputy town clerk Jinja municipality says that they were forced to demolish the three buildings because they were blocking residents from accessing their homes in places such as Kazimingi.
Jinja municipal council has demolished three buildings belonging to Nile Agro Limited Company that were allegedly constructed in a road reserve. The affected buildings were located along Kisiki road in Walukuba-Masese division. Jofram Waidhuba, the deputy town clerk Jinja municipality says that they were forced to demolish the three buildings because they were blocking residents from accessing their homes in places such as Kazimingi.
He says that the buildings were also constructed without approval of the council, adding that the plots were also not surveyed because they are found in a road reserve. Bernard Twine, the Jinja Municipal secretary for works and environment says that some of the affected residents had started accusing the municipality of selling off road reserves to private developers.The demolition of the three buildings brings to eleven, the number of illegal buildings demolished by Jinja municipality over the past one month.
Last month, eight illegal buildings were demolished in the same division by Jinja law enforcement officers. Moses Mawerere, the legal advisor to Jinja municipality has cautioned private developers to desist from illegal construction and land grabbing, adding that the municipality will pull down all illegal building.
Mohammed Kezaala Baswari, the Mayor Jinja Municipality has hailed the law enforcement team for working tirelessly to save the image of the town. He advises the district leadership to work together and regulate the development of the town, now that the land resource is scarce.
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Francis Baganzi, manager Nile Agro has declined to comment on the demolition of his buildings saying that he still consulting with his lawyers before taking appropriate action.
demolition of unplanned buildings