Residents Block Rail Work Over Compensation


cost doctor geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%; text-align: justify;”>The residents said that on several times had petitioned their complaints to the state minister for Works, Hon. Eng. John Byabagambi who is their area Member of Parliament to intervene in their issues but he has failed to help them.

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Today, Wednesday, the Chinese forcefully on the orders of LC 3 Chairperson, Mr. Deus Rogers Mulinde, started to grade the plots, but were stopped by the angry residents who were armed with sticks and stones threatening to beat the workers and the chairman.

The residents led by their LC 1 Chairperson, M/S Mama Cossy Atim vowed not to allow more construction work unless they are compensated for their land.

Mulinde who later tried to intervene was also chased away by the rowdy residents urging that the UNRA officials led by M/S Pamela Mugisha made an evaluation report which they failed to implement.

The Manager of Mukama petrol station, Mrs. Agnes Mukama said that she will not leave her multi-million petrol station to be pulled down, and threatened to take the matters before the President.

The 1Km part of the road on Kazo – Ibanda road which falls in Kafunjo village has delayed the Chinese Seventh Railways Company from completing the construction work due to failure to compensate the land owners.


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