Land grabbers have gained support from police to help them take over part of government institutions’ land in Mubende district which is yet to pose another threat to locals in their quest for health service delivery from government entities.
The land that is under contention by locals blocking the private developer accommodates Kibalinga Health Center III in Kibalinga Sub County, Mubende district and this is creating mixed reactions from different divides both locals and the political wing in the sub County.
According to reliable sources, the embattled land is at plot 242/243 block 199 in Buwekula totaling to 10 acres but the sub county chairperson Mr Mbonye Venancious and the some high ranking politicians at the district including the chairman LCV connived and gave away this land to Mubende Maize Milling Company Limited to construct a maize milling marchine, at Mubende-Fort Portal main high way.
Police is currently heavily deployed fully armed following threats from locals vowing to burn excavators and tractors and cause injury in defense for this land which they said was acquired using tax payer’s money.
Speaking to Mubende district police commander ASP Patrick Byaruhanga, confirmed the deployment and said it was after a call from the sub county chairperson to offer security to the investor who is curing out bush clearing for him to start work, and re-affirmed the need to have this land developed as council passed it for the benefit of the community.
However, councilors who are objected to this said their sub county boss took advantage of the ongoing health workers industrial action to sell the land with support from political high ranking officials at Mubende district headquarters insisting theat was enforcing lawful council decision. Mulimira Pension a clinical officer at this facility said this is going to pose them a huge threat to them saying even health workers’ houses are yet to be demolished since they fall under the catchment area.
Kibalinga Health Centre III receives over 200 patients a day from in and outside the sub county, and it’s where most of Mubende Fort Portal road are first referred for emergencies before referral is mad to Mubende regional referral hospital.