By Nimusiima Evarline,
Fort portal city authorities are on the spot for being selective in their campaign to demolish all buildings
that were built on the banks of river Mpanga in Fort portal tourism city.
Early this week, the Fort portal tourism city authorities who included the mayor Edson Asaba Ruyonga
Adyeeri, the Resident City Commissioner Angalia Kasigwa among other leaders started demolishing all
buildings that were built on the banks of river Mpanga.
However, residents have poked holes in the manner in which the exercise was done by the authorities
indicating that much as some of the structures on the river banks have been demolished, the owners of
some of the houses on the same river were favoured.
The locals say the owners of the structures that were not demolished yet they were built on the banks
of the river must have bribed the authorities.
Andrew Birakwate, a resident of Hakabaare village in Fort portal Central division says the authorities
demolished some of the houses that were near the river banks but was shocked when they left the
immediate buildings standing yet they were all on the same spot.
Birakwate’s argument is also shared by Daphine Kebirungi Adyeeri, a resident of the same area who
believes the authorities were not being fair after they resorted to demolish the buildings of some of the
people while they left others.
The locals say, authorities could have been bribed by the owners of those buildings that were not
They want to see the law being applied to all the people whose structures are on the river banks.
However, the authorities led by the Fort Portal Resident City Commissioner Angalia Kasigwa denied
being bribed and favouring anybody insisting that the operation has just started.
Kasigwa instead advises that people, especially developers, always follow the guidelines of the
authorities to avoid consequences.