Amongi is battling charges of influence peddling and conflict of interest for allegedly using her position as a minister and a member of the Departed Asian Property Custodian Board to acquire properties through the company which she co-owns with her sister.
The Land Probe chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire today learnt that Amongi used a company Amobet Investments Limited she co-owns with her sister Adongo Keti to acquire temporary possession of four lucrative government properties in Kampala after it was repossessed by the Asian family in 1992.
Nyongore, the former district speaker was nominated to chair the district land board, in May 2017. His nomination was, however, subject to approval by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
The Land Probe Commission has ordered the arrest of Amis Massa, a Kampala based businessman for allegedly encroaching on Mbale Central Forest Reserve land. Massa is accused of forging documents and illegally cutting down trees in the central forest reserve.
The commission concluded its public hearing in Masaka region early last month. But Nakayi says several additional complaints have been registered from the area prompting a return. One of the complaints was submitted by a group of residents threatened with eviction to pave way for sand mining in Lwera.
The commission headed by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, will over the next one week review the effectiveness of law, policies and processes of land acquisition, land administration, land management and land registration in the sub-region.
Pastor Samuel Kakande is set to make a loss of an estimated 50 billion Shillings after the Justice Bamugemereire Commission ordered him to vacate a piece of land he illegally encroached on. The disputed land, measuring 40 square miles along Lake Victoria shores, is located in Bukakata and Buwunga sub counties in Masaka district.
President Musevenis brother, Michael Nuwagira alias Toyota, has been named for having acted as a broker to Biras Properties that dubiously acquired government land on Plot 60/62 Alidina road in Jinja. Biras Managing Director Simpson Birungi told the Lands Inquiry Commission that Toyota told him about the lucrative government property in Jinja which he helped him to acquire within days at 2.5 million shillings.
The Commission of Inquiry into land matters resumes today, two weeks after it called off public hearings due to lack of funds. The Commissions Lead Counsel Ebert Byenkya says in a statement that they have made progress regarding obtaining the resources the Commission requires to do its work.
Committee Chairperson Justice Catherine Bamugemereire tasked Jinja Central Division Senior Assistant Town Clerk Abubaker Kirunda to explain circumstances under which he obtained part of the forest reserve, found in Kimaka-Mpumudde division, Jinja municipality. The reserve sits on 20 acres of land.
By Thursday evening the commission had registered over 30 complaints against Bukalasa Land Office from residents. One of the complainants; Steven Kalema, a resident of Nakatete village in Kikyusa Sub County told the commission that he lost 120 acres to one Edwin Lubwama who fraudulently obtained a title for the same piece of land.
Justice Bamugemereire issued the warning today after getting reports that Swaibu Yiga Mukasa, a landlord who was under investigation by her Commission attended the proceedings with an armed person and had earlier on been accused of torturing tenants on a piece of land he claims to own.
After hearing from the occupants, the Commission tasked Geoffrey Tusiime, the Nakaseke District Senior Land Management Officer to explain why they issued land titles without inspecting the contested land and whether a survey report was done.
Steven Kalema, a resident of Nakatete village in Kikyusa Sub County told Justice Bamugemereire that he bought 120 acres of land at block 442, plot 11 and 14 during the 1990s. He added that while he was away, in United Kingdom, another person Edwin Lubwama emerged and acquired the same piece of land and subdivided it into four pieces.