IGP directs eviction of Madhvani following court order

Sunday December 8 2019

Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola. FILE

Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola. FILE PHOTO  

By URN

The Inspector-General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has directed the Kiira Region Police Commander (RPC), Paul Nkore to enforce a court order and evict Mayur Madhivani from a public road.
The road that is next to Kakira Sugar Limited Airfield connects ASM minerals processors limited and surrounding community to Jinja-Iganga highway.

Jinja High Court Deputy Registrar, Fred Waninda, on Thursday issued a restraint order barring Madhvani from blocking the access road leading to ASM Mineral factory.

“This order is restraining the respondent from further attempts to block the access road to the applicant’s factory until December 12, 2019 when court shall make another order,” reads the order.

ASM accused management of the sugar company of blocking the road leading to the factory which has affected the operations of the former.

In a letter dated December 7, 2019 signed by Erasmus Twaruhukwa, the Director of Human Rights and Legal services Uganda Police, Nkore is supposed to enforce the court order and evict Madhvani.

According to court records, Madhvani argues that the land in contention was his property and he was only constructing a drainage system to prevent part of the factory premises from flooding.

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Yosouf Abdullah, a manager with ASM says that the factory is stuck with merchandise due to lack of an outlet.

“We deal in lime products which have a big market during Christmas but they cannot be ferried to our customers because the road leading to the factory has been blocked. My lawyer secured a restraining order on Thursday but I am more worried because police is not helping us to enforce it,” he says.

However, Nkore could not be reached for a comment.

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