President Yoweri Museveni has warned those unlawfully evicting Ugandans especially Bibanja holders from their land, saying the government will deal with them decisively.
The President was this afternoon speaking in Zirobwe Town Council, Bamunanika County, Luweero District at the National Heroes Day celebrations.
“It’s criminal and unlawful to evict a kibanja holder because they are lawful occupants, protected by the law. Even the busulu you levy must be determined by the government. You can’t force a Kibanja holder to own a tittle it’s his or her wish to have a title,” he said.
“I have appointed a commission of inquiry led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire to dig out all land related matters and we shall act decisively on those taking the law in their hands,” he added.
On development President Museveni said although the government has done most of her part by bettering the transport, health, education, water and will continue to improve them, the country is mainly faced with the two problems of household poverty and unemployment.
He said that to tackle household poverty, government launched Operation Wealth Creation with instructions to officers to promote commercial farming using the parish as a starting point.
He said for the Luweero area, people are advised to grow coffee, fruits, rear cows, poultry, piggery and in some areas fish farming.
The President added that to create jobs the government has been attracting investors to the country, saying Luweero Triangle has a number of industrial parks being developed in Luweero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola.
Investors will establish industries in these parks to create jobs especially for the unemployed youth.