Retired Masaka Resident
judge, Kibuka Musooke is embroiled in a land dispute with some residents of
Kalungu district. The contested land is found in Kago Village in Bukulula Sub
Trouble started after Justice Musoke fenced off his land including a
community playground drawing protests from residents.
Led by Andrew Kawalya,
the residents claim that they acquired the contested one acre piece of land from
the late Josephine Namusisi in 1991 for use as a community playground.
however, say that they were shocked to see the retired Judge fencing off the
playground. The complainants have
vowed not to sit back and watch Musooke takeover the playground.
residents don’t have a purchase agreement for the contested land, they insist
it belongs to them.
//Cue in: “Ffe batata
Cue out:.. asembayo,”//
Umar Kisirinya, the Kago
Village LC I Chairperson, says when Justice Kibuka bought the land, which
borders the community playground, they warned him against encroaching on the playground
despite the fact that it is on the same title.
He explains that they
asked Justice Kibuka to stay away from the contested land because it is a
community playground that has potential of sparking a conflict with residents.
also reveals that when Kibuka deployed surveyors to open the boundaries of his
land in 2014, they advised him to leave out the playground.
//Cue in: “RDC…
Kibuka said he has 120
acres of land in the area and can’t grab land. He asked the residents to allow
him develop the land and he secures for them an alternative piece of land.
//Cue in: “Singa
Cue out:…..Ekyapa nkirina,”//
Kalungu Resident District Commissioner, Caleb Tukaikiriza has asked residents
to accept Kibuka’s offer to provide them alternative land where they can
establish a playground.
He asked them to establish a five member committee
that will follow up on the justice offer to secure for them alternative land
for a playground.