The Coordinator of the controversial Hornsleth Village Project, has threatened to sue government, three months after the projects activities were suspended.
The Hornsleth village project, located in Buteyongera, Mukono district, was suspended in October last year, following numerous concerns about the unique operations of the project. Specifically under query were its strange membership enrollment requirements.
The initial 108 members of the project were asked to take on the name of the project's founder, Kristian von Hornsleth, in order for their registration to be formalized. They entered a legal name-change process and received identity cards to bear witness to their new names.
In return for their name change, the villagers received either a goat or a pig, to help them start small agricultural income generating projects.
State Minister for Ethics and Integrity James Nsaba Buturo says Cabinet may revoke the certificate of registration given to the Hornsleth Village project because of the manner in which it was established.
But the project coordinator, Henry Hornsleth Kayondo, says he will sue government if the certificate of registration is revoked.
Kayondo says his case stems from the fact that Government backtracked on its earlier decision to legalize the Project's activities. He maintains that the project is giving the people of Buteyongera village wealth free of charge.
Residents of Buteyongera village are beginning to reap the benefits of the name change.
According ton Kayondo, the first benefits from the pig project will be reaped in March this year. He says the piglets will be distributed to more than 400 members of the Project. So far 300 out of the 727 registered members have already benefited from the project.