Police Fight With Rubanda District Leaders Over House Ownership


The Rubanda district leadership is brewed in a row with local police over ownership of a house at the district.

The residential house that is currently being renovated by Rubanda District Local Government is located behind the Rubanda district administration block where both the district leadership and the police claim ownership.

Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema the Rubanda district Chairman says when Rubanda district was curved from Kabale district on 1st July 2016, unhealthy police officers occupied this house without district acknowledgment.

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Biryabarema he says they are now demanding that police vacates the house so it can be occupied by the district CAO within two weeks; but police has stood its ground.

The chairman said he has already contacted Ministry of Internal Affairs which is in charge of police, asking them to write to Rubanda district council requesting for land elsewhere so that they can construct police offices and houses to end the standoff.

Paul Nkore the Kigezi region police commander however, says that when local administration police joined central police by Act of Parliament, it moved all human resource, houses including the building at Rubanda district head quarters, which Rubanda district is claiming ownership.

He however says that he has written to legal department of police in Kampala, asking them to write to Rubanda district leaders so that the matter can be solved legally.


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