Kamwenge town council and catholic parish fight over land
The land wrangles between Kamwenge town council and Kamwenge catholic parish have again resurfaced. The two institutions have since 2010 been contesting a piece of land where Kamwenge central market is being accommodated.
Sources say that the resurfacing of the conflict comes as Kamwenge town council plans to relocate traders dealing in second hand clothes from Kabuga road to the central market which is located on the contested piece of land.
During Sunday 14th September, 2014 Eucharist Mass, Rev. Fr. David Byamukama the Kamwenge parish priest attacked the authorities of Kamwenge town council over their alleged plan to snatch the land. He has asked the authorities of Kamwenge town council to find an alternative area where traders of second hand clothes can be relocated.
When contacted, Evarist Byamugisha the chairperson land board and Kaaka
Karuhize Vanansio the secretary for works Kamwenge town council both agree that the contested land belongs to Kamwenge Catholic Church, concuring that Kamwenge town council does not have the moral authority to reclaim the land since it does not have the land title for the contested piece of land.