The Police in Amolatar District quelled an unauthorized demonstration orchestrated by local residents in the Namasale area. The protest stemmed from allegations made by Miss Katushabe Juliet, an estate administrator claiming ownership of a property previously belonging to the late Kawaki Nafutali, a former resident of Bungu cell in Namasale Town Council, Amolatar District.
According to Miss Katushabe, the disputed land, spanning 100 acres, was allegedly occupied by Mr Okello Moses from Bungu cell.
SP Patrick Jimmy Okema, the PRO for North Kyoga said in a statement that the land in question has remained vacant since the tribal conflict in 1979.
Miss Katushabe, represented by Eyotr & Co. Advocates located at Mirembe House, 3rd floor, Makerere Hill Road, wrote a letter to the chairperson of Bungu cell, requesting a dialogue with the community members who currently occupy the land. The meeting was scheduled for Monday July 17, 2023.
However, the local residents strongly opposed this proposal, leading them to organize an unlawful protest while awaiting the arrival of complainant and her lawyer.
Upon receiving information about the demonstrations, the District Police Commander (DPC) of Amolatar and his team responded and managed to calm the agitated locals by engaging with community leaders.
SP Okema says that the complainant and her lawyer were cautioned against visiting the disputed site and were advised to pursue legal avenues for resolution through the appropriate courts of law.