By Yosam Gucwaki
Bunyoro Kitara Reparations Agency (BUKITAREPA) has resuscitated plans to petition parliament of Uganda to investigate how the government of Uganda used the 700 million pounds which is said to have been given to Banyoro by the Queen of England.
According to Doviko Batwale, the National Chief coordinator BUKITAREPA, they had resolved to do so in 2018 but they were delayed by the cases they filed in the African Union court against the government of Uganda.
In 2007, BUKITAREPA dragged the Queen of England to court for the atrocities committed by the colonial forces on their people. But the Queen of England decided to settle the matter outside court and gave out 700 million pounds to Banyoro through the government of Uganda.
Batwale says that this money has never reached the beneficiaries and they have enough evidence showing how the government received it adding that even the president has been quoted many times talking about the same money.
The members resolved to petition parliament during a meeting organized by BUKITAREPA at country Inn hotel on Friday.
Batwale dismissed claims by the president that the money has been used to construct roads in Bunyoro sub region saying that government has a fully-fledged budget for roads.
He added that their lawyer is working on the petition in Netherlands noting that when time for delivering it reaches they will communicate officially.
The meeting was attended by more than 200 BUKITAREPA members from the districts of Nakasongola, Masindi, Kyegegwa, Hoima, Bulisa, Kibaale, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Mubende, Kikuube and Kiryandongo.
Batwale explains that they resolved to form an eldersâ€™ forum which will be analyzing, laying strategies and looking deep into BUKITAREPA issues.
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