Councillors of Kaberamaido Town council are demanding for the return
of land that was fraudulently acquired.
The councillors claim that several pieces of land have been sold out to
different individuals and companies in the area without the knowledge of
Peter Aryebu, the councillor representing Ararak ward in Kaberamaido town
council wants the town clerk to summon all the individuals and companies
holding land in the Kaberamaido Town Council to explain to council how it was
Aryebu is bitter that instead of renting out land at one hundred thousand
shillings which council resolved, some individuals have colluded to sell the
land. He wants all individuals implicated in the land sale investigated and
Shika- Shika Idi, the chairperson General Purpose Committee of Kaberamaido Town
Council says there is a lot of connivance by different individuals including
members of council in the sale of land.
He explains that last financial year, council report from administrative
department indicated demarcation and inspection of eight plots but was
surprised to find out that two had been sold already without the approval of
According to Shika, a transaction of six million shillings was done in January 16th,
2019 by the former Town Clerk, Peter Erisu, the Secretary for Lands, Stephen
Erau and the LC3 chairperson of Town Council, David Einyu without the knowledge
of council. He claims that there are records indicating exchange of money for
sale of land in Soroti.
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David Einyu, the LC3 chairman and Erisu declined to comment on the matter when
contacted on phone.
However, the new town clerk, James Ayama says he will follow up with the
concerns raised by councillors to clear the doubts.