Bugonga residents are in panic after the president’s representative writing them a letter to evict them from Indian tycoon Mahmood Thoban land in Entebbe.
The RDC’s letter dated 27th May 2020 has sparked a heated row as residents are contesting the letter over illegal settlement on tycoon Mahmood Thoban land located on Eric Magala road plot no.36-40 in Bugonga area overlooking the Lake Victoria.
The letter reads that “A group of unknown people have illegally occupied on the tycoon’s land. It should be noted with concern that with the current Covid-19 pandemic upsurge and rising water levels that led to the closure of all land offices and courts of law that gave window to the above affected people to occupy the land in question from water affected logged areas at the Bugonga lake shores.
The RDC’s letter to the residents thru the area chairman Stephen Ssebugwawo Binyansi reads that the purpose of this correspondence is therefore to explicitly direct the area chairman to engage and evict the unknown persons that have encroached on the contested land before the law takes its course.
The residents are bitter over the development claiming that tycoon Mahmood Thoban has a small piece of land next to the landing site but his claiming the whole area next to his piece of land.
The area division chairman Micheal Kabwama is at cross roads with the RDC Haji Njuki Mbabali Abdu after using his office to evict residents and fishermen using the land under question marks.
Achilles Kiwanuka, the former division chairman said during the press briefing that the RDC’s office is being used and he has never stepped on the contested land.
The RDC’s letter has been copied to different offices including town clerk Charles Magumba and Entebbe police DPC.