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We’re not backing out! Jinja Muslims vow not to surrender on contested land 

We’re not backing out! Jinja Muslims vow not to surrender on contested land 


CONSTRUCTION works on the land underneath dispute between the Jinja Muslims and the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital will go on with or with out council approval as a result of the Muslims declare they’re bored with being annoyed by some darkish hearted mafias.

Councilor Faruk Kitakule generally often called Falwa Kitakule who represents the folks of Magwa to the Southern Division says they’ve already began with the development of a fringe wall on land located on Plot 31-39 Baxi Highway.

“…we’ve a few of these fellows with egocentric pursuits at City Corridor who’re merely not prepared and keen to approve our plans, and we aren’t going to permit any extra delays…”,Kitakule says.

With out divulging particulars of the alleged mafias on the City Corridor the place he’s vying to develop into the subsequent Mayor in 2026, Kitakule says he is aware of of some folks whom he describes as ‘skilled land grabbers’, who’ve been salivating on this land.

This after Kitakule final week led a staff of some Muslims to the City Corridor, the seat of the Metropolis Council to hunt approval of their plans in order that building works can start to develop the land.

The group is basing on a letter written by the Minister of State for Lands Dr Samuel Mayanja asking the Appearing Secretary Uganda land Fee Andrew Nyumba to intervene on the matter.

Dr Samuel Mayanja in his letter contends that there isn’t a approach the ULC might be blind to the truth that the Muslims by means of the UMSC has been the sitting tenant since 1927 and it was on this floor that it was correctly and legally allotted underneath Minute 2/20109(a).

“…the management of the UMSC Jinja Muslim District ought to liaise with the ULC to make sure that this lengthy standing matter is expedited and concluded no more than three months from the date of this letter…”,Mayanja’s 13 March,2024 letter reads.

The land in query measuring 1.862 hectares lies beneath the Jinja Muslim Cemetery on plot 49-55 which has been in use as burial grounds for the Muslims since 1932.

Kitakule,44 who’s utilizing the land saga to advance his political ambition at a time when most politicians within the space are enjoying double requirements and preferring to behave from behind the scene, says they now not care whether or not their plan is accepted or not.

Inadvertently quoting Plato, one of the influential Greek philosophers who was quoted as saying “Silence Offers Consent”, Kitakule believes that the silence of the officers at ULC and native leaders on the matter means they’ve now ‘seen the sunshine’.

The quote displays Plato’s perception that failing to talk out in opposition to injustice is tantamount to condoning it and it’s now making lots of sense amongst some Muslims who’ve vowed to develop their land at any prices.

“…all I do know is that they can’t approve our plans, however proper now we’re additionally not bothered, in spite of everything they’ve tossed us for a few years and so they assume we’re going to sit and lament…”,Councilor Falwa Kitakule who sounds combative says.

Some Muslims who most popular anonymity say the land challenge will go on and that no quantity of threats and blackmail will deter them from taking full management of the land.

They are saying in contrast to previously the place Muslims have been divided, this time all of them are talking with one voice as a result of having the land in query means lots to their followers at the moment when they’re fasting.

The Chairman Jinja Hospital Administration Board Dr David Charles Mukisa is worried {that a} handful of individuals are utilizing the title of the Jinja Muslim Neighborhood to disclaim the greater than 4million residents of Busoga enhanced well being service supply.

“…we’ve already made our place clear on the form of services just like the Busoga Regional Blood Financial institution, Regional Most cancers Centre, and Medical doctors Mess, amongst others, we wait to see what occurs…”,Dr Mukisa stated in a phone interview.

It ought to be recalled that the matter can be being dealt with at ministerial degree the place the well being Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng along with the authorized staff within the ministry is in contact with the Legal professional Normal to seek out higher methods to conclude it.

The matter has been effervescent for a few years however erupted on 12 March,2024 when Minister Dr Samuel Mayanja held a locus assembly attended by officers from each events the place he verbally declared and handed over the land to the Jinja Muslim Neighborhood.

A day after the minister’s pronouncement, some rich Muslim people sponsored the grading of the location which has now been become a worshiping centre for Juma Prayers.

It’s not but clear how each events and stakeholders will navigate the authorized lure hanging on the matter following a Excessive Courtroom verdict on 18th April, 2022 by Justice Michael Elubu in favour of ULC.

In October, 2009 the ULC instituted a go well with in opposition to UMSC on the grounds of alleged trespass to land in FRV 204 Folio 24 Plots 31-39 located on Nile Avenue in Jinja Metropolis. Jinja RRH is entrusted with the occupancy and possession of the go well with land.

The Courtroom held that the ULC holding in belief of JRRH is the rightful proprietor of the go well with land and issued a everlasting injunction in opposition to UMSC to desist from trespass together with an order as prices and damages.

Most Muslim leaders say ULC ought to kind out the mess created by a few of its egocentric and grasping officers who rotated after allocating the identical land to the UMSC.

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