By Sylvia Kugonza
The government through land commission has bought about 370 hectares of land to over 2000 occupants of Busokwa Karambi sub county Kabarole district that were threatened to be evicted by one Christopher Winyi.
In 2009, Christopher Winyi who claimed to be the land lord of plot 75, block 7 totaling to 158.7 acres threatened to evict people from his land that attracted some activists and leaders from Karambi and Kabarole district to intervene.
This forced Winyi and other land lords to apply to the land commission for the government to compensate them.
In a letter read to the residents in a meeting that was held at Busokwa trading center by the district chairperson Richard Rwabuhinga, the government bought at least five land lords from Karambi and others in Burahya county in the year 2011and 2015.
Among the land lords are Christopher Winyi, Rwagira Peace,Kiiza Asiimwe,Kantu Destiny,Mwesige George Sharp Ziwaliya Katwire.
Rwabuhibnga disclosed that none of these people are allowed to charge Obusuru(tax) from the tenants since the government has already bought the land for them.
Rwabuhinga stated that the land commission is remaining with demarcations, and
processing land tittles.
Rwabuhinga further commended the activists who fought for the people and promised that no one is going to evict people following the presidentâ€™s directive.
Meanwhile, Joseph Mashuhuko the district councilor for Karambi told the district chairperson that some people have refused to sell their land to government thus hindering development of the area.
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