The Independent presidential candidate Gen. Henry Tumukunde has promised that his government will speed up the process of buying out Buganda absentee landlords whose families have owned thousands of acres of land in the Bunyoro kingdom since colonial times.
He says the push to expedite the buy-out process will be done as soon as he is elected the president of the republic of Uganda next year.
Tumukunde made the promise yesterday during a press conference in Mabaale town council in Kagadi district
Tumukunde is traversing the country searching for support ahead of next year’s presidential elections.
Tumukunde has also pledged to compensate people evicted from the public land which were forests.
General Tumukunde explained that his government will have to borrow money in order to deal with absentee landlords in Bunyoro.
He also pledged that his government would improve on agriculture since the Bunyoro sub region is the food basket for Uganda.
Tumukunda visited Kakumiro, Kibaale and Kagadi districts but did not hold any rally and no heavy security deployment was noticed.
Babyesiza Maxwell, a resident of Kagadi town council says he would urge candidate Gen. Henry Tumukunde to embark on fighting corruption and land conflicts.
Michael Junior, another resident of Kagadi town council asked Gen. Henry Tumukunde to improve on agriculture and education sectors.