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Museveni, an MP implicated in land grabbing scandals

by James Ateenyi

At least 2000 residents Dima in Kiryadong district are at the verge of losing their their land after coming across a a plan by president Yoweri Museveni and area member of parliament Taban Amin to evict them.

The residents claims to have lived on the contested land for over for decades while the two leaders insist that the land belong to the government.

President proposed the 700 hectares of land should be use by government for setting up government agricultural farm.

Residents however accuses the government of being inhumane and trying to steal their ancestral land adding that the act is abuse of their fundamental human rights.

“We were born here and this land belong to our ancestors. Now that the president and the MP we elected ourselves propose to evict us , there is no where we are going to go to . The president should think about other options if he is interested in farming on our land in Dima- Kiryandongo. We are ready to die and the president plans to evict us will not materialise. We are not interested in any meeting with both the president and MP Taban Amin” one of the residents said.

The residents added that they would resist any attempt to unlawfully evict them from the land demanding the government to fully compensate them if they want to use the land.

“The president should come and buy the land from us if he is interested in doing agriculture in Dima. But the plan to evict us will not work .We shall burn the presidential convoy if he attempt to disturb our peace. Since time in-memorial, we were not told that this land belongs to the government .We have been on this land for the last 35 years” says another resident.

A close friend of MP Taban Amin told us that President Museveni is At least 2000 residents Dima in Kiryadong district are at the verge of losing their their land after coming across a a plan by president Yoweri Museveni and area member of parliament Taban Amin to evict them.

The residents claims to have lived on the contested land for over for decades while the two leaders insist that the land belong to the government.

President proposed the 700 hectares of land should be use by government for setting up government agricultural farm.

Residents however accuses the government of being inhumane and trying to steal their ancestral land adding that the act is abuse of their fundamental human rights.

“We were born here and this land belong to our ancestors. Now that the president and the MP we elected ourselves propose to evict us , there is no where we are going to go to . The president should think about other options if he is interested in farming on our land in Dima- Kiryandongo. We are ready to die and the president plans to evict us will not materialise. We are not interested in any meeting with both the president and MP Taban Amin” one of the residents said.

The residents added that they would resist any attempt to unlawfully evict them from the land demanding the government to fully compensate them if they want to use the land.

“The president should come and buy the land from us if he is interested in doing agriculture in Dima. But the plan to evict us will not work .We shall burn the presidential convoy if he attempt to disturb our peace. Since time in-memorial, we were not told that this land belongs to the government .We have been on this land for the last 35 years” says another resident.

A close friend of MP Taban Amin told us that President Museveni is planning to use the land in Dima for his agriculture demonstration farm which according to the president he says will create employment opportunities to the residents of Kiryandongo district.

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