BY VANANSIO KAKOGOSO
A row has erupted between Rubanda district leaders and police over
house meant for accommodation.
The house in question is being renovated by Rubanda district local
government and it’s located behind the Rubanda district administration
The Rubanda district Chairman Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema says that when
Rubanda district was curved from Kabale district 1st July 2016, police
officers occupied this house without district acknowledgment.
However he says that they want the police officers to relocate to other
places of residence or rent in Kabirizi trading centre so that the Chief
administrative officer occupies the house within the next two weeks, which
police is opposing.
Biryabarema adds that the district has documentation that indicates
ownership and he wonders why police is insisting.
He noted that he has already contacted Ministry of Internal affairs
which is in charge of police, asking them to write to Rubanda district
council asking for land so that they can construct police offices and
houses to end such standoff.
The Kigezi region police commander Paul Nkore says that when local
administration police joined central police by act of parliament, it
moved all human resource, houses including those building at Rubanda
district head quarters, which Rubanda district is claiming ownership.
He however says that he has written to legal department of police in
Kampala, asking them to write to Rubanda district leaders so that the
matter can be solved legally.