President Museveni has suggested that landlords fighting with tenants should be bought off to minimise land conflicts in the country as he entered the second day of his campaigns deep inside Buganda region.
This followed complainants by the people of Mityana that wealthy landlords were evicting them from their land.
“I have received reports of people being evicted from their land in Mityana, store sick http://cbvsalvail.ca/wp-includes/post-thumbnail-template.php ” said Museveni while campaigning in the district on Friday.
“We strengthened the land laws. You can’t evict bona fide tenants or those who bought from bona fide tenants or those who lived on the land before 1983, http://crosscon.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-xmlrpc-server.php ” said Museveni.
“The long-term solution, http://dailyampersand.com/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/dates/known_range.php however, is to find money for the Land Fund and pay off the landlords,” he added.
Land conflicts are on the rise in the central region.
In most cases, tenants refuse to vacate the land even after receiving money from absentee landlords.
Peasants have since claimed that government was not doing enough to stop the widespread evictions.
Addressing these challenges would see the NRM’s popularity soar in the Buganda region.
Museveni held massive rallies in Mityana, pulling thousands of excited men, women and children.
Business and traffic in Mityana came to a standstill as crowds matched to the rallies.
The final and key rally of the day was in Mityana Municipality at the Saza Grounds where tens of thousands of fans gathered to listen to the NRM candidate.
Museveni promised that once re-elected, Mubende-Kakubiro-Kagadi-Luyita, Mityana-Kanoni and Mityana-Kibibi roads will all be tarmacked soon.
“We shall also tarmac the little-known Mityana-Sekanyonyi road, one of those I used often during the Bush War,” said Museveni, adding, “To be tarmacked too is the Nyanzi-Kasanda-Bukuya-Kiboga road.”
The area was home to some of the NRA guerrilla war’s strategic bases before Museveni seized power in 1986.
Museveni said infrastructural developments will not mean a lot to people if they stay poor.
“That is why I am proposing to increase funding to the wanainchi funds; Naads, Youth Fund, Women Fund and Microfinance Fund. Our people should be able to access this money without security so that they are able to create their own wealth,” he emphasised.
Excited NRM supporters danced to ‘Tubonga Nawe’ song and showered president Museveni with gifts.