Inspectorate of Government - IGG has commenced scrutinizing documents relating
to the purchase of the controversial Uganda Railway Corporation land by the
Mbarara North County legislator, Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari.
On 30 November 2021, the IGG issued a six-day ultimatum to Rukaari to submit
relevant documents about the controversial land located in Nsambya and Kibuli
that the government sold in 2009.
the Spokesperson of the IGG confirmed that Rukaari has complied and submitted
the documents as requested which they are scrutinizing before Rukaari is summoned
for further questioning.
“Apparently that person…
Cue out…that one is confirmed.”//
the sale of 57 acres of land by the Government at 69.5 Billion Shillings to redeem
the then struggling Uganda Railway Corporation. The MP acquired three prime
plots of the land in Port Bell and Mulago at 357 million Shillings at the time.
inquiry into the transaction by Parliament’s Committee on Commissions,
Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises – COSASE revealed that ten years
later, the URC has not received the payment from the sale of the land in
legislators on the committee led by Joel Ssenyonyi, the Nakawa West MP later
questioned Rukaari alongside other beneficiaries of the land, and he shocked the
team after he responded that he does not recall nor is he in possession of
purchase documents of the land.
presented before the committee only receipts for the part payment of 10 percent for the three plots. He also told the committee that he donated part of
the land he obtained in Nsambya to his employees as the two plots were less
than an acre.
referred the case to the Inspectorate of Government for further inquiries
prompting the Deputy IGG, Anne Twinomugisha Muhairwe, through the Speaker of
Parliament to write to Rukari directing him to present applications for the URC
land, Sales Agreements, receipts, or proof of purchase, evidence of ownership of
the plots and any other relevant documents.