By Innocent Atuganyira
Residents in Masindi attacked three people who tried to oppose the widening of village access road saying that they are enemies of development in the area.
They accused persons who survived the bitterness of residents include, Ismail Kisembo, Abdullah Businge and Najjib Kabagambe all residents of Kiduru cell, Bigando ward Kigulya division in Masindi Municipality have been accused of opposing the widening of community access road in the same area.
According to Alfred Mujumbi the area chairperson, says that Masindi district local government allocated money through NUSAF to construct the road but they were affected by the above trio. This forced concerned residents on Saturday to do communal work in order to have access the road.
Speaking to our reporter at the site, Salim Kyamwali a resident of the same area said that after the above trio tried to oppose the expansion of the road, they decided to work on the road and they residents were ready lynch them if they tried to interfere with the works.
According to resident whose identity remain anonymity, says that the above three people should not allowed to have access to the road because they are failing development in the area. “We have decided to work on the road and those affecting the progress of the work should not access the road” She adds.
Those opposing development in the area let them go and report in courts of law and see whether the whole village will be arrested because of doing charity work, we shall not allow them to access the road, said Asiimwe a councilor representing Bigando Ward to the Municipality.
When we contacted Najjjb Kabagambe who is opposing the expansion of the road on a phone call, he said that NUSAF should compensate before they can access his land for road expansion.
Abdulah Businge declined to comment on the matter. In an effort to get a comment from Ismail Kisembo, this came futile as he couldn’t respond to our phone calls.
Mugisa William the NUSAF Coordinator told our reporter that they sat in the meeting with the affected persons and agreed to work on the road once matters is settled.
He explains that the current road works in the area which is ongoing is not part of NUSAF program.
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