Entebbe Municipality Councillor Margaret Masembe has clashed with the proprietor of Victoria Mall Entebbe, Meghan Shiraz over a piece of land along Barkery road in Entebbe municipality. According to Councillor Masembe, the small piece of land belongs to Entebbe municipal council from where she sought for permission to use the same.
However, while setting up her temporary structures, Masembe received a call that ordered her to stop with the on going construction. “I received a call from the Town clerk Entebbe Charles Magumba that the UNRA boss Allen Kagina had ordered me to stop the ongoing construction saying that this is a road reserve,” intimated Masembe.
She pins Shiraz of Victoria mall whom she claims, influenced Entebbe municipal officials to block her occupancy. In his response however, Shiraz refuted allegations of having a hand in Masembe’s eviction. For details, he referred this reporter to Entebbe town clerk Charles Magumba who, when contacted, said the contested land is in a road reserve.
Road Reserve guidelines
According to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), a road reserve is an area of land set aside for potential road construction, on which building is not allowed . A person seeking to use a road reserve, must officially apply to UNRA through a prescribed form in reference to UNRA General regulations 2017 NO 44,45 and 46.