KASANDA NORTH MP ASKS FOR COMMISSION DEALING WITH COMPENSATION
Kasanda North MP Semeo Muwanga Nsubuga wants the Government to set up a commission for fair and prompt land compensation.
Nsubuga made the proposal ahead of the NRM Parliamentary caucus meeting with President Yoweri Museveni over a bill providing for compulsory land acquisition for development projects.
The MPs will leave for State House at 2pm but Nsubuga says that the bill has received strong opposition on all sides including the MPs from the ruling party.
The bill seeks to amend article 26 of the Uganda Constitution that provides for prior, fair and prompt compensation before land acquisition which government says has been delaying projects.
Meanwhile, Kabula MP James Kakooza who is an NRM leaning independent , says he will inform the president who will be meeting the MPs the national resistance movement NRM party chairman about reservations from the public.
He believes that the meeting in Entebbe will not change the views of the people and MPs that the bill will not solve current land problems.
The parliamentary legal and parliamentary affairs committee is set to hold a press conference tomorrow morning over the progress of the bill after it gave government two weeks to rethink its provisions.