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Kyambadde’s Relatives Cited in Centenary Park Saga

Amelia grilling the KCCA law enforcement officers

By Our Reporter

Amelia stopping KCCA workers from demolishing the structures

A revelation that Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde’s relatives misled her on the Centenary Park saga cooled off a potential confrontation with Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi, Red Pepper Online has learnt.

The park was a scene of violent confrontation Thursday morning when KCCA law enforcement teams clashed with tenants, most especially the lease-holder, Nnalongo Estates owned by Kampala Central Division Chairman Godfrey Nyakana and his wife Sarah.

The tenants had been warned to vacate the area and give way for establishment of a green belt following their failure to adhere to the rules that strictly bound them to construction of non-permanent structures.

But things got to a head when KCCA law enforcers arrived at the scene and started razing down some of the structures.

 The sudden arrival of the trade minister stopped a potential fatal confrontation between angry tenants and the police when she ordered every one to back off accusing Musisi of being insensitive and a terrorist.

 A meeting set up later at KCCA headquarters to cool down tempers between her and Musisi ended with Amelia apologizing for losing her temper saying she had been misled about the saga.

Red Pepper Online has since learnt that during the meeting at KCCA headquarters, Amelia was told that her two relatives who run businesses at the park had misled her to think that KCCA had razed down the entire structures and destroyed properties. She was also shown evidence which indicates how Nnalongo Estates was secretly moving to sell off the park without KCCA’s knowledge. The saga continues.

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