Museveni Promises Mayuge Land Compensation

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President Yoweri Museveni said he had instructed Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda to meet people affected by the construction of Musita-Lumino road, and those evicted from Bukaleba Forest Reserve.

The National Resistance Movement president candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has assured people affected by the construction of the Musita-Mayuge-Nankoma-Lumino road of compensation from government.
Addressing hundreds of supporters at Mayuge district headquarters in Bunya West constituency, Museveni said the failure by locals to allow the contractor carry out his work of tarmac king the road is delaying the whole process.

"This road belongs to everyone and you people who might be affected should allow the contractor do his duties so that he completes it in time," he said.
Museveni also instructed the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda to look into the matter of residents displaced from Bukaleeba Forest reserve in Bukatuube sub-county, to pave way for local and international investors to set up projects since 1999.

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As a result, over 400 families have been displaced from the forest reserve.
Museveni said Rugunda will soon visit the area meet the people who have been displaced to find a solution to their problem.
"As a result of the tight busy schedule, I have instructed the Prime Minister to hold a meeting with the people who have been affected to find a solution," Museveni said.
While campaigning in Bwonda landing site in Bunya South Constituency, Museveni said there was need for the ferry to connect the mainland at Bwonda to Buvuma Islands.

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Museveni had earlier been welcomed to the rally by the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga and other district officials.
The Mayuge LC 5 chairperson, Omar Muwaya Bongo was pleased that the issue of Bukaleeba forest reserve was addressed by the president in his speech.
Bongo said he feared there would be bloodshed between locals and the investors, whom they accuse of illegally grabbing away their land.
The LC 3 chairman for Bukatuube sub-county, Thomas Oboth however says he wanted the president himself to physically meet the affected families, instead of sending representatives.
Oboth said the affected families had traveled over 30 miles seeking to have an audience with the president but were left disappointed.