Ssembabule Muslims Begin Developing Disputed Land

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Ssembabule Muslims have embarked on a campaign to develop their two square miles piece of land located at Bukiragi village, Ntuusi sub-county where they recently evicted over ten tenants including a UPDF army officer for encroaching on the land.

Ssembabule Muslims have embarked on a campaign to develop their two square miles piece of land located at Bukiragi village, Ntuusi sub-county where they recently evicted over ten tenants including a UPDF army officer for encroaching on the land.
 
The plans to develop this land have been revealed by their leader Imam Abdul hakim Ssenyonga following an area Muslim general meeting on Thursday.
 
He says that they decided to put up a Muslim founded school, mosque, hospital and some shops for generating income to develop Muslim projects in the area.
 
He further says that they are hunting for more than 256 million shillings for the project which is expected to start soon after they have finished constructing a mosque.
 
Ssenyonga adds that they also decided to erect a fence around their land and some houses so that they can protect Muslim land from any encroachers.
 
Zirimenya Hussein, Lwemiyaga County Muslim Supreme Council representative, says that when the hospital is completed it will help to improve health services delivery in the district.
 
He says that Sembabule is stuck with a problem of poor service delivery, especially when it comes to health needs, because of the limited number of health units in the area.
 
He cites Ntusi health centre IV which he says is understaffed and affected by persistent drug shortages which force locals to travel long distances to get treatment.
 
However, Sheikh Bruhane Sebyoyo, Sembabule District Kadhi says that the intruders took the advantage of the idleness of their land. He says there is need to utilize it to keep off such people. 
 
Sheik Sebyoyo says that they have started a fundraising campaign to raise the needed amount of money asking Muslims country wide to support the project saying it will be beneficial to the entire community.