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Bushenyi Municipality MP, Former CAO On the Spot over Land Grabbing

The land in question is located at Nyaruzinga Bushenyi Central Division of Ishaka-Bushenyi Municipality. Residents and leaders in the district are concerned on how the officials and two other people David Byaruhanga and Tumusiime Kawempe acquired the land.
11 Sep 2019 11:37

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 Bushenyi Municipality Member of Parliament Gordon Arinda and the former Bushenyi District Chief Administrative Officer Charles Kiberu are on the spot for grabbing land belonging to Bushenyi district local government. 

The land in question is located at Nyaruzinga Bushenyi Central Division of Ishaka-Bushenyi Municipality.  Residents and leaders in the district are however concerned on how the officials and two other people David Byaruhanga and Tumusiime Kawempe acquired the land.

The land used to host the area agricultural Research institute and currently hosts the Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial Development- (PIBID). 

Rosemary Atuhaire the Bushenyi district youth female councillor says that the district leaders are concerned about the manner in which the people in question secured the land. She says that there is no clear documentation about the transfer of the land into the names of the officials.

Ronald Rwabutwagu, the LCV Councillor for Bushenyi Central Division, says that the leaders want investigations to be instituted into the matter.

Adam Kyakuwa the Nyabubare LCV Councillor says that Arinda and Kiberu should immediately vacate the land in question. 

Anthony Katwarana the Nyakabirizi division LCV Councillor says that the acquisition of the land in question was fraudulent and cannot be accepted.  

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Bushenyi LCV Chairperson Jaffar Bassajabalaba says that the leadership is in plans to involve the office of the President to investigate the fraudulent acquisition.

However, Arinda says that he legally acquired the land in the year 2008 and that he is ready to defend himself. He says that a decision was taken by the then district council to dispose of the houses at the land to raise funds for the district.

Kiberu says that the land was given out through proper procedures which were endorsed by the district council.