Multinationals are using violence as weapon in the COVID-19 lockdown to dispossess communities – Witness radio Witness radio
As Uganda begins a 32 day COVID – 19 Lockdown, multinational companies dispossessing more than 35000 natives off their land, have resorted to the use of violence to grab land for poor communities. During the previous weekend, Agilis Partners limited and Great Season Company as well as their agents severely beat William Katusiime, violently and arbitrarily arrested two people namely Sipiriano Baluma and Haweka Martin. Katusiime is a member of a community being dispossessed by Agilis Partners while Haweka and Baluma are members of a community being illegally and violently evicted by Great Seasons Company respectively.
Last week, Ugandan government ordered the closure of schools, suspended religious gatherings across the country in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus. On March, 22nd, Uganda registered coronavirus first case.