Govt Moves to Resolve Land Disputes in Mbale

Uganda premier league clubs part with  at least one million shillings when their games are aired on Tanzanian pay TV Azam, and Chimp Sport has learnt.

Azam took over the premier league title and broadcasting sponsorship rights signing a deal of about UgX 6.3Billion for three years but one of the club CEO’s who preferred anonymity confined the ‘secret’ development.

“We always part with around one million shillings each time our game is live on Azam Tv. This forces us to dig deep into our coffers yet we are still struggling financially. Its best if the concerned people work this out and forge a better way. Azam should also increase the number of games aired, discount ” he said.

The chief executive officer of AUPL secretariat Mr. Bernard Bainamani confirmed the claim was true saying that, “Yes. it is true that some clubs pay some money (not specific) when their games are aired on Azam Tv. The clubs involved are those that host their home fixtures at Namboole, Nakivubo and Wankulukuku stadia.”

“The management/administrators of those three stadia believe that by airing the games, either clubs and Azam get mileage or benefit economically, so they decide to charge an excess fee,” Bainamani told this website.

When asked why Azam, the sponsors don’t foot the extra bills, he said,” This development came up later when we had done the planning and budgeting but we are holding talks with different stakeholders to have a lasting and amicable solution.”

Mr. Humphrey Mandu, one of the board members in the Fufa super league limited has also promised to intervene a seek a way forward.
Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on Saturday 19th December 2015 led a high level Government delegation to Mbale to resolve land disputes between the people bordering Mt Elgon National Park and Uganda Wildlife Authority.

The meeting followed a directive by President Yoweri Museveni for the dispute to be resolved once and for all.

The problem arose out of a long standing dispute over the demarcation of the boundaries of the National Park, viagra with UWA saying sections of people have encroached and settled in protected areas.

The meeting which was attended by leaders from affected districts, physician was also addressed by Lands and Housing Minister Daudi Migereko, Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Muluri Mukasa, Minister of Tourism, Maria Mutagamba, State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru, State Minister for Environment Flavia Munaaba and State Minister for Trade, David Wakikona as well as several local area Members of Parliament. The

To confirm a lasting demarcation of National Park boundaries, the meeting agreed and tasked district Chairpersons of affected districts to immediately write a letter to the Ministers of Tourism and Lands, that supports the 1993 demarcations as the basis for defining credible boundaries.

On receipt of the letter, the Ministers of Lands and that of Tourism, will prepare a Cabinet paper to generate a draft Bill for discussion and enactment by Parliament.

The new law will guide the operations of Uganda Wildlife Authority.

“We need to move quickly to ensure that this chronic dispute between UWA and wanainchi is put to an end. The people and National Park need to peacefully co-exist,” Prime Ruhakana Rugunda said.


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