UGANDA: Museveni gives go-ahead for foreginers to evict locals off family land
Museveni silences MP on complaints over investors
UGANDA, KIRYANDONGO (DAILY MONITOR) – President Museveni has dismissed as irrelevant calls by residents of Kiryandongo District that some foreign investors had displaced and left them homeless.
Kiryandongo Woman Member of Parliament Hellen Kahunde had brought to the attention of Mr Museveni challenges she said are faced by her constituents.
The MP also told Mr Museveni that residents who had been on “their” land for more than 50 to 70 years were displaced by the so-called investors.
But in response, President Museveni said: “We are here to celebrate the achievement of the Restoration Gateway project. We cannot talk about the other issues because we do not have enough time…In an examination, when you bring an issue which may be correct but not relevant.they say off point.”
“They [investors] came and started this project here [in Kiryandongo]. It is centered around healthcare, education and also capacity building,” the President said.
Mr Museveni asked the investors to forgive Ugandans for the pain the natives caused them while implementing their redevelopment activities.
—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 13, 2018 at 06:47AM