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‘Naguru tenants must go’

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th December 2003 03:00 AM

KAMPALA City Council (KCC) will go ahead and evict tenants of Naguru and Nakawa housing estates despite Parliament’s intervention, Mayor John Ssebaana Kizito has said.

KAMPALA City Council (KCC) will go ahead and evict tenants of Naguru and Nakawa housing estates despite Parliament’s intervention, Mayor John Ssebaana Kizito has said.

By Catherine Ntabadde

KAMPALA City Council (KCC) will go ahead and evict tenants of Naguru and Nakawa housing estates despite Parliament’s intervention, Mayor John Ssebaana Kizito has said.

Ssebaana said on Monday that come January and April tenants of Nakawa and Naguru respectively who would not have adhered to the eviction deadline will be thrown out. He said KCC is to call for bids for a firm which will demolish the estates when the deadline expires.

He said Parliament and the public can go ahead and discuss the matter but “our programme to evict the tenants will go on as planned.”

Ssebaana told The New Vision the eviction can only be withdrawn when Parliament passes a law which says that KCC is no longer the planning authority for Kampala. “People should let us develop the city. As far as the council is concerned time for discussion is over. It is time to implement,” he said.

“Whether Parliament intervenes or not, the eviction will go on.

Parliamentarians are not implementers. MPs should respect our decisions and not just interfere in whatever we do,” Ssebaana said.

KCC in November issued new eviction notices to tenants through the press. The tenants of Naguru and Nakawa were given 180 days and 90 days respectively to vacate.

The tenants recently petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Ssekandi, to stop the eviction.
Ssebaana said modernising the Nakawa and Naguru area into a satellite town is an opportunity to show that “we are planning for Kampala”.

The estates are to be modernised into commercial and residential areas.

He denied allegations that KCC had sold part of the land. “Those are allegations made by tenants who don’t want to leave. Let them bring proof . We are to replan the whole area. The plots will not be as they are. The land is not sold,” Ssebaana said.

‘Naguru tenants must go’

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