The Uganda Parliamentary Saving and Credit Cooperative Society (Sacco), whose membership comprises lawmakers and parliamentary staff, has bought land that the environmental watchdog says is partially a wetland.
The land on Block 180 is located in Kitukutwe Village, Kimwani Ward of Kira Municipality, Wakiso District.
Some of the members who have bought land there have erected permanent residential houses and lobbied Uganda Police Force to institute Kitukutwe Police Post to guarantee them safety.
During an on-site visit, journalists saw part of the land acquired by the parliamentary Sacco is drier but slopes. into a marshland that opens into an water body downstream.