By; Ben Musanje
The Land Commission of Inquiry led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire has been forced to summon the Mbarara Resident District Commissioner Capt. Martha Asiimwe to urgently appear before the committee to assure them of security.
This comes after many of the witnesses and Complainants shunned the Land probe proceeding at Ntare High School in Mbarara citing intimidation by some big shots in the Ankole region who have perpetrated land related crimes and a councilor who was due to give evidence was attacked with Acid on Tuesday Night.
According to Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, threats have also been coupled by extreme disregard, uncooperativeness, aloofness of Civil servants in Ankole region and absenteeism at the Commission including the RDC.
Appearing before the land probe after receiving the summons Capt. Asiimwe apologized for the earlier absence at the Land probe adding that she was busy with work elsewhere.
The RDC further vows to legally deal with the perpetrators of acid violence against Councilor Amos Katureebe and pledged to beef up security for the witnesses of the probe.