Army to evict 200 residents in Lukaya

To be demolished. Some of the structures in Bulakati, Lukaya Town Council set for demolition. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER KISEKKA

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  • In 2015, government also asked residents of Mikala Island and those in five villages in Bukakkata Sub -county in Masaka District to relocate to other areas to pave way for re-establishment of a military training base and an airstrip.

KALUNGU. The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) is to evict more than 200 residents who settled on its land in Lukaya Town Council, Kalungu District.
Daily Monitor has reliably learnt that the Ministry of Defence issued a notice of eviction to the tenants through the district authorities by instructing all ‘encroachers’ to vacate the land with immediate effect.
The controversial land, measuring 463.43 hectares, is part of Bulakati Army Airstrip land and it comprises Mwota Block 181, Kirinnya Block 184, Lukaya Block 185, Kalungi Block 145 and Kawanda Block 146.
According to Lt Ninsiima Rwemijuma, the Masaka Armoured Brigade spokesperson, a portion of the army land was illegally grabbed by some people who later sold it to unsuspecting residents.

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