A group of residents who were recently evicted from their land at Lusanja village along Gayaza road in Wakiso district today marched to Parliament seeking to handover a petition to the speaker Rebecca Kadaga over the demolition.
Last month, police used teargas to forcefully evict over 200 residents from a piece of land at Lusanja village that is allegedly owned by businessman Medard Kiconco.
On Monday, the evicted residents armed with tree branches and placards marched to the August House in a bid to present their grievances to Kadaga.
“Parliament should order that we return to the land or we are resettled elsewhere by government,” said one of the residents.
They blamed government for neglecting their plight before asking parliament to intervene into the matter . They want it resolved before the MPs break off for Christmas holidays.
“President Museveni should fulfil all the promises he made when he visited us,” one of their leaders said.
Only seven members from the group were later allowed to access the parliamentary building to present their petition to Kadaga.
Last week, MPs demanded for answers over the plight of the people of Lusanja.
Kadaga asked the executive to explain the interventions undertaken by the government.
In response, the First Deputy Prime Minister, Gen.Moses Ali said government’s hands are tied because the order granting powers to Medard Kiconco to evict residents was issued by the High Court.
He asked for more time so that government can get advice from Attorney General who is the chief government legal adviser on the matter.