Police in Uganda have discovered three cannabis farms collectively covering around 40 acres. They were in the areas of Kyengezi in Masuuliita and Nansomba and Nampunge in Kakiri.
The police go in
On Saturday August 15 2020, about 30 police officers from Kakari accompanied by soldiers of Uganda’s People’s Defence Forces stormed the gardens. Kakiri Division Police Commander Hussein Mugarura declared that it was not possible to clear the entire area in a single day because it was too large.
One man arrested – a schoolteacher, of all things
Police arrested Samuel Mugamba, a schoolteacher who was found taking care of the cannabis. He was in possession of three sacks of the drug with which he posed for photographs for newspapers, obviously regretting the EVIL DEEDS he had to undertake in order to survive. He told police he decided to grow cannabis to make a living after the closure of schools in March in response to Covid-19. He complained that private teachers were still working. He resides in Sseguku in Kampala.
Head of town council calls on government to help teachers
Kakiri town council chairman Muhammad Kisekka acknowledged that teachers were desperate and called on the government to take action on their behalf.