- Published on Thursday, 19 July 2012 14:35
- Written by Nkwasibwe Geofrey
- Category: news
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At least 30 homes in Nsambya Zone C, a Kampala suburb, were yesterday demolished by a development firm, Yaes Group, to pave way for a multi-billion shopping complex.
The decision to demolish the houses came after the firm resolved to compensate the tenants to create room
for the commencement of the company’s activities.
Scenes of residents carrying away doors, windows and others carrying their house belongings on their heads
were visible for most of the day.
“The company told us to take whatever we want with us so that it can help us to start a new life wherever we
are going,” one of the tenants, Juma Bashir, told Daily Monitor .
Another resident, Sarah Mubiru, said she had been given Shs5 million to enable her move to another place.
According to the one of the brokers involved in the negotiation process, the company has spent at least one
year trying to convince tenants to leave the place.
“It has been a good will agreement and the construction
will begin as soon as the tenants leave the site,” Mr Fred Bwambi, the company broker, said.
According to him, the tenants were given at least Shs1 million depending on their proximity from the main
Source: Daily Monitor