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Jinja District Land Board Chairperson Resigns

Her resignation comes at a time when the Justice Catherine Bamugereire led commission of inquiry into land matters is probing circumstances under which five hectares of land on plot 24B were fraudulently allocated to Thummar Jay Patel without involvement of the respective stakeholders
11 Sep 2019 11:02
The Chairperson of Jinja District Land board chairperson, Innocent Ndiko Ngobi has resigned. 

The resignation letter signed by the Jinja Chief Administrative officer, William Kanyesigye, shows that Ndiko resigned due to a spate of forgeries at the board. 


Ndiko however, refused to comment about the circumstances surrounding his resignation arguing that, she had handed over issues of the land board to the district leadership. 

Her resignation comes at a time when the Justice Catherine Bamugereire led commission of inquiry into land matters is probing circumstances under which five hectares of land on plot 24B were fraudulently allocated to Thummar Jay Patel without involvement of the respective stakeholders. 

Thummar who appeared before the commission on 31st August denied the allegations claiming that even though the freehold title of plot 24B was registered under his names, the rightful owner of the land was Jinja West Member of Parliament, Moses Balyeku. 

Balyeku also informed the commission that, he was willing to fight to retain plot 24B irrespective of the illegalities involved. 

Ndiko leaves behind other land scandals which include illegal allocation of seven acres of land at spire road primary school to different councillors within the district, illegal allocation of 15 plots of land within Napier market, among others.

Michael Nyende, the Speaker of Jinja District Council, says that a special council sitting will be held on Thursday to discuss the fate of the land board.