Minister intervenes in Hoima land eviction

Ms Joy Kabarokore is one of the Baraaro evictees in Hoima District. (Image: File)

Following the land eviction that left more than 1,000 people homeless, huts and houses set ablaze and destroyed in Kapaapi and Kiganja Sub-counties, Hoima District, it has now emerged that the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms Judith Nabakooba, will on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, visit the locus for empirical data and problem solving measures.

In her letter dated February 15, 2023, the minister instructs the head of State House Anti-Corruption Unit (SHACU) and the Director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Uganda Police Force to send their officers to the locus on that day.

“This letter serves to instruct you to forward officers from each of your respective departments to be part of the team for the day without fail,” the letter reads in part.

The minister also instructs the Hoima Resident District Commissioner and all members of the District Security Committee and local leaders including the district woman Member of Parliament, Ms Harriet Busiinge and the in the Kigorobya County Member of Parliament, Mr David Karubanga among others to take part in the locus visit for information ground.

The evictees are chiefly Baraaro pastoralists some of whom had occupied that land after leaving the neighbouring Buliisa district in 2010 following another eviction that was overseen by Gen David Sejusa.


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