Julius Nyeko, the Pader District Senior Land Officer says that the fresh demarcation will begin in three weeks. Nyeko maintained that the land in question measuring about 105,400 hectares was erroneously leased out by the Uganda Livestock Industries to private companies and individuals.
Amanda Ngabirano, the chairperson of National Physical Planning Board cautioned that poor garbage management affects the growth of a city by making it unattractive to the people and potential investors.
Emmanuel Banya, Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the returned fund is expected to facilitate implementation of infrastructural works under USMID project this first quarter.
The former minister shocked the people of Lango when he picked nomination forms for the newly created Otuke East Constituency member of parliament under independent ticket after declaring that he will not be seeking to hold any elective position.
He will be facing Hon. Fr. Jacinto Ogwal, contesting under the UPC Ticket and Hon. Julius Acon Bua, the incumbent under National Resistance Movement- NRM Party.
Mukesh repossessed the said property in 1992 from the East African Aluminum Works Company which had owned it since 1953. But according to a select committee which is investigating the controversial repossession of Departed Asian properties in Uganda, the transfer of ownership for the said land is dubious.
The intervention comes at the backdrop of complaints, mostly by tenants, filed from different parts of the country with the most recent incident occurring at Bukompe village in Kassanda district where city businessman Abid Alam’s men forcefully destroyed homes and plantations in a bid to evict settlers. The matter has since been taken over by the Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit.
Emmanuel Banya, the Kitgum Municipal Council Town clerk disclosed that government has procured Comptran Engineering & Planning Associates, a consultancy firm from Ghana that will undertake designing of roads in the municipality.
The districts of Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa and Bunyangabu currently use the Kingdom buildings to host their Sub County and County headquarters. Some of the buildings are also being occupied by schools and health facilities. Some buildings have also been turned into military installations such as the newly created UPDF Mountain Division at Muhooti Barracks.
Appearing before the Commission of inquiry into land Matters, Robert Opio, the acting Commissioner for land registration says the Administrator General cleared the transaction using a search report generated by unauthorized Principal Land Officer in Wakiso Ministry Zonal Office, Johnson Mukaaga.
The Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters heard that Jinja Land Board superintended over the fraudulent acquisition of the land at 7.5 Billion Shillings by Businessman Thummar Jay Magnalal Patel for setting up a shopping Mall. Jinja Municipal Council had earlier leased the land to Tirupati Development for construction of a public recreation park.
Alfred Alexis Abonga, the Kitgum Municipal Council Engineer says that they had initially submitted to the Lands Ministry 17.54 kilometres road to be constructed but priorities were made only for four Kilometres in the first phase.
The ministry transferred all land titles from the office to the Surveys and Mapping Department in Entebbe for conversion into digital copies with the aim of minimizing land-related conflicts, forgery of land titles and the red-tape in searching for land information.
The accusations come at the time the Katakwi residents are accusing their counterparts in Napak of alleged eviction at the border. The Iteso community claims that more than 300 people have been evicted by the Karamojong in the villages of Kaithelem and Okameta. They also noted that some of their houses were burnt, forcing them to stay in camps, among other issues.