Police Blocks Evicted Lusanja Residents marching To Parliament

  • by Gift Nalwoga
  • November 19, 2018

The police have this morning intercepted over residents of Farm zone, Lusanja, Gayaza in Wakiso District as they marched to Parliament where they intended deliver their petition to speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

Last month, labourers hired by a court bailiff on behalf of a one Medard Kiconco stormed Lusanja on the Mpererwe-Kiteezi Road in Kampala and knocked down several buildings, leaving more than 300 families homeless.

The residents now are demanding answers on the way forward after president Museveni visited the area and promised to find a solution for them.

Last week, the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, instructed the executive to explain the plight of people, trapped and living in tents after mass evictions in Lusanja.
President Museveni later visited the place and ordered everyone, including displaced persons living in tents, to stay put.
The legislature now wants the government to provide a clear pathway to resolve the impasse and end the plight of the affected people.
“What is the government waiting for [to resolve the problem],” Speaker Kadaga said, adding, “that (eviction) is a clear crime and the man [who evicted the people]is walking freely.”
In response, First Deputy Prime minister Gen Moses Ali, who doubles as the deputy Leader of Government Business in Parliament, said the state’s hand is tied because the High Court duly authorised the eviction.
“I want to inform the House that two days ago, I held a meeting with some ministers and law firms of those who evicted the people as well as the affected community; but the situation is that, these people were evicted after a High Court order,” he said.