Over 200 families of Rwamutonga village, Bugembe Sub County in Hoima district continue to endure the cold and other harsh living conditions as they wait for court’s verdict regarding the subsequent sale of their land to a US based Oil Company and illegal eviction.
The families were evicted on August 2014 after one Joshua Tibagwa sold the land to MCAlester energy resources ltd, a US firm that had intentions of constructing an oil waste treatment plant. However the local communities were never compensated on top of destroying all their property during the eviction exercise.
The communities members who depend on handouts from well-wishers decided to drag Tibagwa to courts of law protesting the eviction and demanding to be reinstate on their land. The case is before Masindi high court and presided over by Justice Simon Byabakama.
Justice Byabakama has now set March 23rd 2015 to deliver court’s verdict. The evicted community is being represented by Musinguzi and company advocates.