Butchers Protest Sell of Abattoir Land

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In short
The butchers accuse David Kyasanku, the Jinja town clerk of selling off the land hosting the abattoir to FAW Vehicle Assembling Company without consulting them.

More than 150 butchers in Jinja town are protesting the sale of the two acre piece of land, on which the municipal abattoir is built. The land in question is located on plot 22-24 along Mutibwa road in Walukuba/ Masese division in Jinja municipality. The butchers accuse David Kyasanku, the Jinja town clerk of selling off the land hosting the abattoir to FAW Vehicle Assembling Company without consulting them.

This week a team of surveyor was deployed by the municipality to survey the land before it is handed over to FAW. The butchers accuse Mohammed Baswar Kezaala, the Mayor Jinja municipality of playing dumb when the town clerk is abusing council resources.

Muzafaru Waiswa, a revenue Collector at Jinja Abattoir says Jinja municipal council should have got the butchers an alternative piece of land before selling off the abattoir to FAW Vehicle Assembling Company.

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The butchers also accuse their chairperson Frank Naluswa of conniving with Jinja municipal council officials to sell off the land hosting the Abattoir.

Saidi Kuteesa, a livestock trader says despite the fact that Naluswa, the chairperson Abattoir Traders Association learnt about the proposed sale of the abattoir land, he didn’t inform his members.
 
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But Frank Naluswa denies any wrong doing saying that he was busy chasing for the official letter confirming the land transaction.

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Mohammed Baswar Kezaala, the Major Jinja municipality denies that the surveyors were deployed to survey the land hosting the abattoir. He says the surveyors were instead surveying the boundary of the rail way land. 

David Kyasanku, the town clerk Jinja municipality declined to comment on the matter saying he will speak in council at an appropriate moment.