By Ariinda Twaikya white/Bunyoro Correspondent.
Kikuube, Uganda: The Opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) has today donated maize flour and beans worth millions to the starving people of Kikuube district pitch camping at kigyayo camp –Kiziranfumbi Sub County.
You will remember that, by November 13th 2022, Hoima Sugar limited had an engagement meeting with these evictees in which the resolutions created room that the misfortune will soon end following Hoima sugar limited promise to intervene in the issues affecting these displaced families.
In 2014 over 300 families were evicted to pave way for sugarcane growing in Kiziranfumbi of which the voiceless remained with one choice of pitch camping at kigyayo living them as internally displaced People (IDP).
The LC1 Chairperson Muziranduru village, Edward Tumusiime alludes that, residents struggle to access clean water reechoing that, improper disposal of molasses from Hoima sugar factory has contaminated water sources and damaged the community roads yet residents have no alternative but to pass through sugarcane plantation that exposes women and teenage girls to defilement and rape.
Robert kyagulanyi ssentamu Aka BOBI WINEs courtesy visit appear a surprise to many citizens living in Kikuube district on his arrive as very few journalists were in a know and being so fast at the contested area more so departure tending to be as speedy as wind.
While interacting with our reporter, Rethinasamy Venket the agro manager for Hoima sugar expresses that, the company is coordinating with the board and district to fund establishment of police post in kiswaza trading center at the corner of the factory with hopes to handling increasing lawlessness among workers and community.
Venket says, the liaisons office is always set to listen and hand community cases and hand in hand with community leaders to find means of providing safe water more so rehabilitation of main roads.
Kyagulanyi being escorted by Aguuda Moses the bunyoro region Nup coordinator , secretary general Lewis Lubongoya together with other members pledge to stand for humanity, justice and freedom to all Ugandans.
The Kikuube district lc5 Hon peter Banura has for a long time appealed to Hoima sugar limited to hold dialogues, reach resolutions between Hoima sugar limited together with the evicted creating space for solving long existinconflict amicably to ensure that Hoima sugar limited conducts its business without infringing on human rights.
During State Minister of lands Sam Mayanjas’ visit to the camp, He did instruct Hoima Sugar limited to compensate these families as early as he left in November 2022.