One of Uganda’s finest to ever grace the track and field in athletics Dorcus Inzikuru is crying foul after the authorities in Arua City ‘red’ marked her house as party of the properties to be demolished to create space for the new access road in the area.
The ‘red’ marked house is reward to Inzikuru from government following her heroic performances in the inaugural world title women’s 3000m steeplechase in 2005. She won gold at the competition after 9:18.24 and ended Uganda’s 33-year wait for an athletics world title.
Speaking during an interview on NBS TV, Inzikuru cried out to President Yoweri Museveni to intervene and save the situation as the house that was handed to her by Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa has no land title as she was only give a letter for occupation.
“I still have the letter but other documents are with the district municipal council,” tearful Inzikuru said.
The long distance runner explained that the house is not on plan as per the municipal council and at the moment her neighbours need an access road which means her house has to be put down.
“The new City replanned structures have cut through my plot for the access road. I therefore, request the President to intervene personally, if he can give directives to the Town clerk of Arua town council to relocate the road not to pass in the plot,” she said.
Inzikuru also called upon the President to help her get the car she was promised 13 years ago.
Besides the 2005 gold medal, during her active career, Inzikuru also won the bronze medal in the 5000 metres at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games, finishing behind Meseret Defar, and Tirunesh Dibaba.