Danson Byaguma together with business partner and former Hima Cement Employee, Ambrose Byiona are said to have used the exploration license to buy land from the residents, claiming that the company has rights on the land.
The Widow, Grace Birabwa Namutebi Isharaza, told the commission today that Kekimuli took over a family ranch which she and her husband purchased in 1982, in kemiyoga, Kashari. She says the family had used the land to keep cattle, grow food and plant a forest.
Luboyera, the chairman of Kondogolo zone in Kulambiro, Nakawa division says that Kavuya, the proprietor of Legacy Credit Limited, had asked him to endorse documents indicating that he had bought two acres of land on Block 216 plot 221 in the village.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs wrote to the president notifying him about the expiry of contracts of the board members but received no response. Instead, Internal Affairs Minister General Jeje Odong instructed Mondo to execute the functions of the board as they await a response from the president.
The Ag. Director Citizenship and Immigration Control Cheborion Patrick told the Commission that Mondo has been running the activities alone since March 2017 when contracts of the other members expired.
While appearing before the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission on Tuesday, Rukutana said he wasnt well versed with the transaction between Dr. Muhammad Kasasa and government, adding that he was only engaged in the last stages of the transaction.
Ndagire claims to be the rightful owner of the land because her grandmother was married to Yowasi Bajjabagonda. Muwangas family disputes the claims, saying Ndagire isnt any way related to their family since it is her grandmother who was married to their father.
Banobas testimony contradicted evidence on a 41 minute video footage presented to the Commission by Umar Ssebuyungo, an Operations Officer in the Uganda Peoples Defense Reserve Force showing men destroying peoples houses and plantations.
The Commissions Lead Counsel Ebert Byenkya explains that the commission has received two complaints against Banoba. One was filed by the family of the late Ham Mukasa questioning the land title in his possession and another by the evictees who accuse him of wrongfully evicting them from their land.
The meeting minutes recorded army officer Maj. Eric Kigambwoha with an additional name Mutebi and identified him as a grandson, landlord, and beneficiary of the estate of Zakariya Ssaku Kikonyogo. Kigambwoha was also introduced as a son of a one Henry Kaaya.
Lagu said the Ministry of Agriculture paid over Shillings 400 million in ground rent from 2003 until 2010. He accused Njeru Town Council of dishonesty, saying that NAGRIC paid ground rent for 750 acres yet it only occupies 562 acres.
Appearing before the Land Probe team on Thursday, Dr Charles Lagu, the Executive Director NAGRIC said that the centre is on the brink of losing the entire 1,066 acres of land. Lagu says that the centre has remained with only 562 acres in its possession after 504 acres have so far been grabbed by private encroachers.
This follows a petition filed by a Canadian-Asian family led by Nazim Moosa claiming ownership of the 366.2 acres of land at Temangalo. Nazim says the land registered as Temangalo Tea Estate Limited was owned by his parents Mohammed Hassnali Moosa who died in 1997 and Sherbanu Hassnali Moosa.
Early this week, a Canadian-Asian family petitioned the probe committee claiming ownership of 366.2 acres of the land in Temangalo. Nazim Moosa one of the claimants, a resident in the Canadian city of Vancouver, said the land registered as Temangalo Tea Estate Limited TTEL, was owned by his parents Mohammed Hassnali Moosa who died in 1997 and Sherbanu Hassnali Moosa.