By Keefa Nuwahereza
Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana has urged government to abolish plan of resettling the Karimajong in Kampala.
Ssewanyana instead called for the establishment of the ‘Karamoja Fund’, to benefit the Karimojong who live in Karamoja and help the displaced who are in Kampala to resettle in Karamoja.
Ssewanyana made the remarks during a meeting with the Karimojong community in Katwe Kinyoro on Tuesday.
He urged government to abandon any plans of resettling them in Kampala, but instead resettle them in their homeland.
In 2019, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) gave the Karimojong community that lives mainly in Katwe and the surrounding areas up to December 31 to vacate the place and they now await their looming eviction.
The community was blamed for the heavy influx of street kids in Kampala and polluting the area by dropping pupu all over the place.
However, Ssewanyana, the area MP, promised to engage Parliament on the plight of these Karimojong living in Kampala.
He called upon government to set up a Karamoja Fund to help the Karimojong.
He also demanded for the recognition of Karimojong as legal occupants of Kikaramoja area in Kampala.
“Let us create here another place called Kikaramoja,” Ssewanyana said.
Deo Kasana, the councillor Katwe II Parish said these Karimojong have also greatly contributed to development of their area.
“They have started up jobs of making charcoy stoves which has made our area to develop, because people from other areas come here buy them,” he said.
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