Sanity is slowly returning to Rwamutonga village in Bugambe Sub County in Hoima district between the land grabbing victims and their oppressors; Mr. Tibagwa Joshua and Robert Basingaraho following the land committee that was put up to address insecurity and land conflicts.
The committee which is chaired by Alozyious Onzima, the community educator for NAPE’s Rwamutonga Sustainability village is aimed at bringing all the parties together so that they can utilize the land awaiting the case in court between Tibagwa and the locals on the rightful owner of the land.
Onzima says the victims were facing unrest, accusations and interference from security personnel especially from Tibagwa’s side who were alleging that they were destroying his property and not allowing him to use his land of which the committee has tried to solve.
“ Some of us are even in prison on aggravated robbery, others would even fear to sleep in their houses following threats from Tibagwa and on the other side, the Tibagwa’s side would fear to use their genuine land but now there is harmony,” said Onzima
The committee dubbed “Bamugereire land committee” was put up on the advice of the Land Inquiry Commission, chaired by Justice Catherine Bagumereire, which visited Hoima district at the end of August this year.
The 11 member committee also has Mr. Atich Nelson, the LC11 chairperson for Katanga parish, Mr. Robert Basingaraho and Tibagwa Joshua as ex-officials.
Atich Nelson says the victims are waiting for the ruling for wrongful eviction by Tibagwa which was adjourned from 19th September this year to February 2018 by Masindi High Court.
He says they are also waiting for the report from the Land Inquiry Commission which he attributed the adjournment to.
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