Committee chairman Joel Ssenyonyi confirmed the threats, saying however that they won’t back off from holding corrupt public officials accountable for causing financial losses to the Government, adding that they have surrendered their safety and well-being into God’s hand for divine protection.
Mugisa disclosed that the Land Commission Chairperson Beatrice Byenkya Nyakaiski demanded 50 percent of the land, which at the time was valued at Shillings 1.544 billion. He first received an advance payment of Shillings 50 million in 2016 and an outstanding balance of Shillings 1.4 billion in 2021.
For instance, through their lawyers, Leonard Kizito and Francis Kigonya wrote to the ULC Chairperson on January 6th, 2022 requesting Shillings 250 million for their 950 acres of land at Bugangaizi Block, which they sold to ULC at Shillings 950 million that the commission paid in several installments.
Roland Ndyomugyenyi, the Rukiga County MP wondered why the Government continues to pay the Commission, and proposed that their budget for the FY 2022/23 be differed until their roles and scope of work are properly defined.