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Each Lubigi evictee to get 50×50 ft plot on land offered by Businessman Bulwadda

Businessman Hassan Bulwadda (inset), in the rear picture is the land on which over 1000 residents were evicted last week (Photo/File)

Kampala, (UG):- Kampala businessman and real estate mogul, Mr Hassan Bulwadda has set three conditions to be met by beneficiaries of the five-acre land he donated to occupants of Lubigi Swamp who were evicted last week. 

The evictions and demolitions, implemented by NEMA, have left more than 1,000 people homeless and displaced in central Uganda since last week, with the authority vowing to continue with the implementation until all wetlands are made free.

In the wake of the evictions and public outcry, Bulwadda, a concerned Ugandan offered the five-acre land at Nana-Bulwadda Village, Wattuba Parish in Kinkandwa Sub-county in Mityana District to give the evictees a glimpse of hope and recovery from the shock demolition.

However, the businessman in an update on Saturday set about three conditions for new settlers on the land saying; “Just like Lubigi, no person should be buried on that estate.”

Bulwadda, who was addressing leaders and some evictees who he hosted at his home in Kigo, Wakiso District, noted that he “is ready to pick out the most vulnerable so that they get free construction materials.”

However, he tasked beneficiaries to ensure the land remains residential, saying no settler will be allowed to set up facilities such as worship centres and schools.

“Just like most of the estates with policies, even your estate in Busunju should be well organized,” Bulwadda said before pledging to offer another piece of land to be designated for public places.

He also added that plans are underway for boundary opening with each beneficiary expected to get at least 50 by 50 feet land with a written agreement.

“This means they will have full ownership of the land and those ready to use your share,” Bulwadda observed.

Nansana West II A chairperson Dickson Mayiga said that he was relieved following the offer after more than 700 of locals from his village alone were thrown out of the wetland.

“I urge the beneficiaries to put into appropriate use the land that they have acquired and comply with the guidance given by the donor,” Mayiga said.

The visiting team was led by Nansana Resident Division Commissioner (RDC) Shaffic Ali Nsubuga.

After their operation in Nansana, NEMA say they’re planning to extend to other areas including Bwaise, Kawaala, Kireka, Nakawa, Kinawataka and Munyonyo among others.

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