Mbale Locals Defy Government Directive to Vacate Land in Industrial Park

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Residents of Mahunde and Dokho villages in Mbale district have defied government’s demand to vacate their land for investment, citing unfairness and irregularities in the compensation process. The residents, who own the land where Mbale Industrial Park is to be established, are asking government to re-evaluate their land and be given more money. State Minister for Investment and Privatization Evelyn Anite assured locals that government is ready to pay the remaining settlers.