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IGANGA: MP Drags RDC to Court Over Demolished Kiosks

The Member of Parliament for Iganga municipality Peter Mugema is dragging the area RDC to courts of law for superintending over structural demolitions in Iganga town.

Last week, there was a mass operation in which all kiosks in Iganga town were razed down.

The operation was supervised by a joint security team which comprised of Police and the Army.

Over 600 kiosks across the town were demolished and carried away in scrap form by authorities.

It is said that over 1000 people were affected by the action but authorities say that such structures were not on plan.

Authorities added that the kiosks were the primary cause of congestion in the Eastern town.

Traders who were affected by the crackdown rushed to their area MP, Hon Mugema, seeking help.

The legislator said that traders were not tipped before the crackdown which led to losses as their property was looted.

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“I will provide them with lawyers from NAAFI advocates who will help them file their complaints in the courts of law,” Hon. Mugema said

When contacted, the RDC Ms. Nalongo Kwesiga said that she only implemented decisions that were taken some time back.

” The resolution to remove kiosks from Iganga town was reached three years back before I was deployed in the district. However, it was time to implement the decision,” she said

The RDC also pointed out that the operation is being politicised by some members of the town council saying that some kiosks were owned by town local leaders.

Iganga town for a long time has been ranked by local government as one of the poorly planned, dirty and worst performing districts in local governance in Uganda.

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