THE Government is to provide low-cost houses for the 500 tenants of the Naguru-Nakawa Housing Estate, who sold their interests on goodwill.
Local government minister Adolf Mwesige said although the tenants sold their interests, it was governmentâ€™s responsibility to provide accommodation to its citizens.
The Government plans to re-develop the dilapidated housing estate into a modern satellite town.
It offered the 56-hectare estate to a private developer, M/S Opec Prime Properties of the UK, to do the works.
Mwesige advised the tenants to register with the ministry immediately.
He said the land to which the tenants would be relocated had not yet been identified, but added that it will be in Kampala district.
Mwesige said following the completion of the project, tenants would be required to pay a subsidised price for the houses. Demolition of the estate is expected to begin next year.
Last week, tenants failed to agree on whether they should accept to be evicted.
One group said they needed to let development to go on, while others said their relocation was illegal.
President Yoweri Museveni in April ordered the tenants to vacate immediately.
Nakawa-Naguru tenants to get cheap houses