Former Kabale Housing Estate Tenants Storm Municipal offices

By Jude Twinomujuni

Kabale

Tenants of the former Kabale Housing estate yesterday stormed Kabale municipal council offices demanding for an explanation, while the council has not allowed them to develop their plots.

The Inspector General of Government, in a report dated 11th October 2016 instructed Kabale town clerk to constitute a technical committee to validate the verification of the 55 sitting tenants and the location of the plots for proper accountability, following numerous complaints from various tenants.

On 15th November last year, Kabale municipality authorities, verified the authenticity of plots owners that are in Kabale Housing estate, to allow plots owners start construction of houses.

However, the tenants led by their Chairman, Pascal Bizimana, wondered they have not been allowed to construct houses, yet they signed a construction agreement with council in 2003 and cleared all the required dues in 2013.

However, Sentaro Byamugisha the kabale Municipal Mayor expressed that there are contradictory statements from both Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Local Government on how they should dispose -off Plots within the former Kabale Housing Estate.

Byamugisha further revealed that on 3rd August 2017 the minister of Finance Hon. Matia Kasaija approved the kabale Municipal council to dispose –off plots within the Estate but they were shocked when the Ministry of Local Government blocked the process and revealed that the issue will be taken to parliament for the final decision.

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