Recently, a number of refinery affected persons petitioned the Speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga through Mubende Banyoro United Association for compensation. They want government to value their land and compensate them as title holders as opposed to being Bibanja land holders or squatters.
In the report, the Auditor General, John Muwanga notes that MUBS lost 12 acres of land in Bugolobi to an investor who compensated them with approximately 2.2 acres of land in a swamp at Butabika near Kireka.
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.
Emmanuel Tebanyang, a social worker, says while 64 percent of the land in Karamoja is protected under wildlife, forestry and others, the remaining part has been taken by investors, some of whom he described as speculators in the land.
On May 8th, 2013, the Makindye Deputy Resident City Commissioner convened a meeting involving the warring parties and directed Bwanga to stop all activities on the contested land in vain, saying she was acting on behalf of Buganda Kingdom.
The Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters cant trace one Zeyidi Ssemuwemba believed to be the prime suspect in the grabbing of the 13-acre Bukasa cemetery land. While the Commission has traced documents from the Lands Registry indicating that the land was registered in the names of Zayidi Ssemuwemba, it has failed to trace the physical person believed to have sold the land at 500 million shillings between 2008 and 2010.
In what appears like a well-orchestrated and long-term plan by a group of lawyers to acquire 13 acres of the Bukasa cemetery, the commission of inquiry into land matters heard that City lawyer, Herbert Kiggundu Mugerwa, acquired the land from another lawyer, Muzafaru Lwere Lwanyaga at an unspecified amount of money.
The Director of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department-CIID Grace Akullo on Monday wrote to Uganda Land Commission and Ministry of Lands requesting for information in regard to transactions on plot 60/62 Alidina road in Jinja.
Ngobi, the former chairperson of Jinja district is accused of receiving a five million Shillings bribe to influence a transaction in which twenty acres of land preserved for National Fisheries Research Institute was given out to Favourite Enterprises Ltd.
The Land Probe Commission chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire faulted David Kyasanku and political leaders in Jinja for not carrying out due diligence when they permitted Birus Properties Services Limited to evict tenants and later demolish the building.
The Lands Probe Commission has ordered for the arrest of a Jinja-based private surveyor, David Pande for stealing government land. The Justice Bamugmereire Commission spent Thursday afternoon grilling Pande for having portioned off part of the land he had been instructed to survey to himself.
Otafiire, while serving as Minister of Trade, Tourism and Industry allegedly initiated the idea of granting a letter of no objection to Birus Properties, a company owned by Simpson Birungi, the Proprietor of Movit Products.
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.