Friday, July 19, 2019
Government To Evict Wetland Occupants Without Compensation

Government plans to evict wetland settlers without compensation. The state minister for Kampala Bena Namugwanya says this is the only way city floods can be curbed down. She disclosed this at the floor of parliament while presenting a report on the status of Kampala. In her report, Namugwanya reported to parliament the eight murders so far in Kampala divisions.

She attributed the increased flooding to the garbage disposal in the drainage channels.

However, legislators who included Butalejja MP supported the move, saying that the compensation would overwhelm the KCCA budge.

However Bugabula south MP Maurice Tibalya argued that even if they introduce such tough laws, it may not work because of the bureaucracy in the KCCA. Tibalya attributed Kampala dilapidation to politics. He further argued that this will not be successful as long as there are untouchables.

But Buvuma island MP Robert Migadde questions why problems affecting Kampala are different from other cities. He affirmed that KCCA engineers must have approved constructions in the wetlands. He appealed to the government to empower them to give powers to the KCCA executive director.

Finally urged the government to borrow resources purposely to construct drainage channels.




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