By our reporter
Campaign launched by Bushenyi district leaders and area residents to save the Kabagarame popular pork market from being auctioned has taken a new twist.
Pork traders who would be affected by the auction have turned against the leaders before the campaign becomes successful.
The traders claim that some leaders with whom they participated in a demonstration are trying to take advantage of the prevailing situation to have the pork market registered in their names.
However, Godon Arinda the area MP rubbished the claim saying that cant happen and assured traders that the place will always be occupied by the women who earn a living from there.
Mid this week, members of Western Ankole Civil Society Organization Forum together with district leaders joined residents to protest against plans by court bailiffs to auction the said piece of land to raise money amounting to 187 million shillings to pay Manfred Muhumuza which court awarded him as costs and damages after he successfully won a land dispute case against Ishaka-Bushenyi Municipal council.
The leaders then signed a petition appealing to President Museveni to bail them out so as to reverse the sale of piece of land.
Meanwhile Gordon Arinda MP for Bushenyi Ishaka municipality and Francis Mwijukye the MP for Buhweju County were yesterday among the revelers who sat inside the makeshift houses while others on the mat as they ate pork.
Town clerk Makune William mid this week told www.mknewslink.com that municipal council also collects 800.000= thousand shillings every month in form of revenue from the market and noted that it will be a big loss to council once the pork traders are evicted
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