The Special Forces Command (SFC), an elite cog of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has been tasked with the duty of carrying out special missions to guard the disputed leisure Centre of Centenary Park after President Museveni ordered that the park should not demolish the structures.
Sarah Kizito the share holder of Nalongo Estate says that this conclusion was reached after meeting with the president st Entebbe state house.
This comes after the chairman of parliamentary committee on commissions, statutory authorities and State Enterprises COSASE Hon .Abdul Katuntu instructed the management of Nalongo Estates which runs Centenary Park to give way for the installation of sewer pipes by National water and Sewerage Corporation, KCCA and Uganda National roads authority.
In the meeting ,held on Thursday after noon which was attended by police chief Gen Kayihura, KCCA Chief Jenifer Musisi and Dr silver Mugisha of NWSC, committee members instructed the three government authorities to immediately commence their works with the protection of police to keep law and order.
Before his departure from parliament, Gen Kale assured all the parties that police would provide security in the demolition of illegal structures.
Kayihura made the assurance while appearing before the parliamentary committee COSASE together with the Kampala metropolitan commander Frank Mwesigwa on yesterday.
Demolition of Centenary Park is to take place starting next week
The COSASE chairperson Abdu Katuntu summoned the IGP following the complaints from KCCA that police failed to provide security to the eviction of Nalongo Estate from Centenary Park despite their expired lease.
But although both KCCA and Nalongo estates officials were around, this did not prevent Kale Kayihura from defending the Agency .He also promised to do whatever it will take to see the eviction of Nalongo estate out of Centenary Park by the beginning of next week.
But what shocked many revelers is that by Friday morning, the park was being guarded by SFC boys citing that the current police is infiltrated by mafias.