Businessman Impounds Masaka Municipal Road Unit

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In short
Businessman George Babumba last week won a case seeking compensation for a piece of land that was allocated to Bannabikira nuns by Masaka District Land Board. Babumba had secured a sublease from Masaka municipality for the land in question.

Masaka based businessman George Babumba has impounded the municipality's road unit interrupting ongoing road works and garbage collection.

Babumba last week won a case seeking compensation for a piece of land that was allocated to Bannabikira nuns by Masaka District Land Board. Babumba had secured a sublease from Masaka municipality for the land in question.

Following the takeover, Babumba petitioned court questioning the allocation of the land, measuring half an acre, in Kizungu zone, Katwe-Butego division. Court ruled in his favour and ordered Masaka municipality to compensate him 60 million Shillings for illegal eviction.

Based on the directive, Babumba this afternoon impounded four road construction vehicles and one garbage collection truck paralyzing municipal works.

Babumba says he intends to auction the trucks after failing to get a commitment from the municipality on when his money would be paid. Masaka Municipal Mayor Godfrey Kayemba says the move is surprising.

Denis Lukanga Majwala, the Katwe-Butego division chairman says the municipality is now unable to collect garbage because they do not have alternative vehicles for the job.

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Peter Sande, a resident of Masaka municipality has asked the municipality to pay the businessman before he sells the public assets.
 

 

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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

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Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.