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May 05, 2015
Kyewalabye (ku ddyo) ng’ayogerera mu musomo.
 

Bya Musasi waffe


AKULIRA ekitongole ky’ebyettaka mu bwakabaka ekya Buganda Land Board (BLB):


Kyewalabye Male, alabudde abaami ba Kabaka abagenda okwenyigira mu kuwandiisa ebibanja by’abasenze ku ttaka ly’Obwakabaka beewale obukumpanya n’emivuyo kuba bayinza okusibwa.

Yagambye nti wadde ng’enteekateeka eno egenderedde kuyamba bantu ba Ssaabasajja kufuna biwandiiko ebituufu mu mateeka ku bibajnja byabwe, wandibaawo bannakigwanyizi abayinza okukozesa omukisa guno okwenoonyeza ebyabwe.

Bino Male, eyabadde n’abakozi ba BLB ne katikkiro w’ebyalo bya Kabaka,  Lubega Mutunzi, yabyogedde   mu kuggalawo omusomo ogwetabiddwaamu Abaamagombolola, Abeemiruka n’Abatongole mu ssaza ly’e Kyaggwe ku mbuga ya Ssekiboobo e Mukono ogwategekeddwa okubabangula ku nkola gye bagenda okugoberera nga basomesa n’okuwandiisa abasenze ku ttaka ly’Obwakabaka. Enteekateeka eno yatandika nga May 4, 2015.

Ssekiboobo Benjamin Kigongo yagambye nti ebibanja ebitalambuddwa si bya kuwandiikibwa olw’okwewala enkaayana.

Nb: Ekizibu ky'abaami ba Ssabasajja kyelaga kyoka. Baddidde abobuyinza babiri babateese mu kalo ka Buganda akedda. Ebyawandiikibwa bitugamba ki? Toyinza kuwuliriza bakama bo babiri. Oleka ko omu okumuwulira nowulira omulala. Tugambe ki? Mufumbiro bwemufumbiramu abafumbiro abangi Mmere kiki eyo evayo?

Genda mukalo kafe wano e Buganda. Owe Gombolola atuuka okubuuza ettaka lye kitebe kye werikoma. Bamugamba kimu. LC 1 yaliteekako ba Investor abava e Buyindi. Ate ekubo elyaffe eryedda elyayita wano ku Saza lya Kangawo. Olwo Kangawo abuuza: Bamugamba kimu. Disi yasibawo Sengenge ensonga zino ziri mu National Land Board. Okunsiba Sebo Mwami tekulimu. Tonda bwatakuuma abakuuma bakumira bwerere Jjajja. Kugwa mubunya bwewesimira nga olaba. Kitalo nyo.


Bazudde obulyazama

nyi bwe ttaka lya Buganda  mu ofiisi ze Wakiso:

By Rogers Kibirige

Added 30th September 2016


Ying. Sabiiti (owookubiri ku ddyo) ne babaka banne nga baliko bye babuuza omukozi mu minisitule y’ebyetta e Wakiso (ku ddyo).

Bya ROGERS KIBIRIGE

EMIVUYO egiri mu ofiisi ya  minisitule y’ebyettaka esangibwa  e Wakiso ku kitebe kya disitulikiti  giwuniikirizza ababaka.

Ng’oggyeeko okuba ng’abakozi  abamu tebasobola kunnyonnyola  ngeri gye bakolamu emirimu,  bangi mu ofiisi zaabwe bawunyamu  mpunye. Batuuka kikeerezi  ate bwe ziwera 6:00 ez’omu  ttuntu ng’abamu bannyuka.

Bakozesa bboggo eri abatuuze  ate abalala empapula zaabwe  teziwera.  Ono ye kacica muyite cculugu  ababaka ba palamenti abaalambudde  ofiisi za minisitule  y’ebyettaka zino ku Lwokusatu  gwe baasanzeeyo.

Ababaka abaakulembeddwa  ssentebe w’akakiiko akalondola  enkola y’emirimu aka (Physical  infrastructure Committee) Ying.  Denis Sabiiti (Rubanda) baategeezezza  nti kyannaku okulaba  ng’abakozi ba Minisitule ab’e  Wakiso babonyabonya abantu ne  babatambuzanga okubakolera  ku nsonga z’ettaka kyokka bwe  bamala ne babamma ebyapa.

Sabiiti yayongeddeko nti baazudde  nti abakozi ba Minisitule  balina obutakkaanya n’abakola  mu ofiisi y’ebyettaka eya disitulikiti  y’e Wakiso ekireetedde entambuza  y’emirimu okuzingama.

Kwe kusaba minisitule  n’abakulembeze ba disitulikiti  okugonjoola ensonga eno mu  bwangu.

Yayongeddeko nti n’abakozi  abasangibwa mu kifo abantu we  batuukira, engeri gye bakwatamu  bakasitoma n’abagenyi eraga nti  si batendeke kimala era beetaaga  okuddamu okubangulwa mu  bwangu.

Yategeezezza nti byonna bye  baasanze e Wakiso, bagenda  kubikolamu lipooti bagitwale mu  palamenti y’eggwanga ekubaganyizibweko  ebirowoozo.

 Baalabudde nti ssinga minisitule  y’ebyettaka tetereeza bizibu biri  Wakiso, eggyibwewo kuba ebeera  tegasa Bannayuganda.

Ye ssentebe  wa disitulikiti  y’e Wakiso,  Matia Lwanga  Bwanika yategeezezza  nti ebbanga lyonna abadde  yeemulugunya ku ngeri abakozi ba  minisitule gye bakolamu emirimu  nga teri avaayo.

Yasabye nti ababaka bye bazudde  bireme kukoma mu lipooti,  wabula abavunaanyizibwa ku mivuyo  egiri mu minisitule ne ofiisi  y’e Wakiso, bakolweko.

Nb

Abakozi bano batukiriza mulimu gwa Bible ogwayogerwa ko Jjajja Isa Masiya 10/40 AD. E Buganda nakatono kolina nako kalikujjibwako nekaweebwa alina ekingi enyo.

Buganda Land Board’s Chief Executive Officer Kiwalabye Male

The Buganda Land Board wrote to the Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) commission of inquiry raising concerns on land compensation.

The board noted that the Kabaka has never been compensated since the inception of Unra and that they demand nearly Shs 10 billion for Unra’s failure to pay the Kabaka. This prompted the commission to ask the Buganda Land Board chief executive officer, David Kyewalabye Male, to re-appear at the inquiry.

The inquiry, chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, has commissioners Patrick Rusongoza, Abraham Nkata, Ben Okello Luwum and Richard Mongati, with Andrew Kasirye as lead counsel. ZAHRA ABIGABA brings you excerpts from the proceedings:


Kasirye: What is your name?

Kyewalabye: I am David Kyewalabye Male.

Kasirye: How old are you?

Kyewalabye: I am 46 years old.

Kasirye: What do you do for a living?

Kyewalabye: I work as the chief executive officer of the Buganda Land Board.

Kasirye: When did you join the Buganda Land Board?

Kyewalabye: Since February 2007.

Kasirye: What is the Buganda Land Board?

Kyewalabye: The Buganda Land Board is a company mandated with the management of all the land vested in his royal highness the Kabaka of Buganda. This mandate includes the collection of all rental and related income accruing from the use of the Kabaka’s land, including compensation by the state and related organs or bodies.

Kasirye: What are the complaints you are bringing on behalf of the Kabaka and the Buganda Land Board against the Uganda National Roads Authority?

Kyewalabye: Our complaint as the Buganda Land Board on behalf of the Kabaka is with regard to the failure and the refusal by Unra to provide the Kabaka with compensation for the use and acquisition of large tracts of land in spite of various demands and reminders to pay. My lord, what puzzles us is that leasehold tenants and bibanja tenants continue to be compensated while the Kabaka is completely ignored.

Kasirye: Do you know the roads /areas affected and Unra never compensated?

Kyewalabye: The areas include Kibuye-Entebbe phase 2 which was completed in 1998 but up-to-date we have not seen any attempts at payment for Kibuye-Zzana (a 5km stretch), Kampala Northern bypass, Masanafu-Bukalagi-Namungona-Kasubi; all these have not been compensated yet works are going on. Then we have got the Entebbe expressway, which also includes the Munyonyo spur, Kigo, Lunya, Buggu-Kibiri-Kirindi and Mutungo, Mpigi-Maddu, Sembabule road, Lukalu B, Kiriti Sabwe hill, Kabasanda, Mirembe and Ngomanene villages. Mukono-Kyetume [the famous Katosi road], Kisoga-Nyenga road and the affected areas include Kiyola, Katosi central and Kiwologoma villages.

Kasirye: Are there any other complaints you have to table before the commission?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. There are titles given to third parties on the Kabaka’s land without going through the normal process and the areas affected are Munyonyo block 255 and plot 98. The Uganda land commission issued these titles [but] they were fraudulently acquired.

Kasirye: What does that particular road have to do with Unra?

Kyewalabye: The claimants at Munyonyo road have already contacted Unra with their fake titles and compensation is done. Again, the same block 93 where the Catholic shrine is, Mr Obey got the titles on the same piece of land and claims have been passed on to Unra and Unra seems to have recognised it and we are asking for the titles to be recalled and cancelled.

We, therefore, request the commission to go on with the investigations and verify all titles issued on this land before any payments are being made. Otherwise, we will suffer irrecoverable damages if these dubious payments are made at our own expense. And our humble prayer to the commission is that, ‘make all necessary recommendations to enable the payments of all dues that are by law ours.’

Kasirye: Is there any other thing you would like to add?

Kyewalabye: The issue with Kampala northern bypass, Unra took titles and has not returned them. Unfortunately, the Kabaka’s land titles comprise huge chunks of land, like 300-600 acres of land. Unra takes land titles and takes ages without returning them and this affects other tenants on the Kabaka’s land.

Kasirye: Do you know how much Unra is supposed to pay Buganda Land Board?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. It is close to Shs 10 billion.

Kasirye: And do you know the acreage of land to be compensated?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. It is close to 70 acres of land. And if Unra fails to pay the Buganda Land Board in the given time we have given them, then the matter will be taken to court.

Mongati: Mr Kyewalabye, I just want clarification. The normal procedure is that when they are paying kibanja owners, the mailo owner or superior owner must approve. Has this been done?

Kyewalabye: In some cases, my lord, but not all.

Mongati: So, are you saying that bibanja owners have been paid sometimes without the consent of the owner?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord.

Mongati: Do you know these cases?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. We have evidence, for instance on the Mpigi-Maddu road, but I think they are quite a number of them.

Nkata: Is the Kabaka’s land, wherever it is available, well demarcated? Are there maps and plans one can see?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord. We have titles and in some areas the boundaries have been opened, but various consultants have been involved in these processes. They know how best you can arrive at this.

Nkata: For the interest of the general public, do people know where the Kabaka’s land starts and stops, especially in the central region?

Kyewalabye: Yes, my lord, they do.

Nkata: Soon Salama road is going to be worked on and I am aware that there are multiple land tenures on that road and the issue that has always been contagious is people claiming that they are on Kabaka’s land. Then there are also princesses and royals on that land that claim that it is their land and also landowners. Has this matter been clarified because, as the Munyonyo road will be worked on, this matter is likely to delay the public good because of that unclear demarcation of land? Can you assure the public that this matter has been sorted?

Kyewalabye: Thank you, my lord. As you are aware, the Kabaka is a land title holder, not kibanjas holder; so, once it is titled land, it is very clear with demarcations and we work with land surveyors. And even the various royals who hold land, they are also indicated on the titles and the 1993 Act that invested the land to Kabaka indicates the royals; either it’s the Namasole, Katikkiro, Omulamuzi. But once we have the titles, that is no problem.

We have always requested Unra to work with Buganda Land Board when it comes to Kabaka’s land. The Kabaka is a very big landlord, not somebody who just holds two or three acres of land. We are very committed to this because we are interested parties to the development of this country and, in any case, when these roads are done, the Kabaka benefits more because it uplifts the value of the land.

Bamugemereire: Thank you very much and we appreciate that you have found the commission useful in assisting you to investigate this matter further. We will do our best and I hope that you find the answers.

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Kattikiro wa Buganda akyaye okwanirizibwa nga Kabaka wa Buganda---Owebweru?
 
On January 28, 2015, in a move that may surprise both his admirers and detractors, the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga announced that Buganda chiefs and other hosts must stop welcoming him to their areas in a manner which should be reserved for the Kabaka. The televised announcement came after more than a year of complaints by Baganda of different walks of life that the Katikkiro was trying to replace centuries-old Baganda cultural institutions and traditions by expanding his powers and responsibilities beyond what the Baganda constitution (Ennono) allows.
 
 

Addressing Ssaza (county) and Ggombolola (sub-county) chiefs, at Bulange Mengo, the Katikkiro told them that going forward, they must stop welcoming him in a style that befits the Kabaka. People must stop erecting archways (ebiyitirirwa) for him, prostrating before him and doing other things that should be reserved for welcoming the Kabaka. Speaking in Luganda, Mayiga said, “In the past I have been to many events where I am inappropriately welcomed, although I cannot blame you because of the high excitement you may have. However, you must reserve those types of welcomes for the Kabaka.”

Since he got his job, Mayiga has endured frequent criticism from members of the Buganda royal clan (Abalangira), Baganda youth organizations (Nkoba za Mbogo, BANGAWA and Ffe Buganda Nze Buganda), Baganda groups in Diaspora and many ordinary Baganda who accused him of, among other things, attempting to destroy Buganda’s cultural foundation. The fact that Katikkiro Mayiga has been a key player in several widely unpopular Buganda deals with President Museveni (Regional Tier and MOU) and, recently, the Aga Khan plan to commercialize the Kabaka’s Palace, has widened the divide between the Katikkiro and traditional Baganda of all shades.

One of the most visible and contraversial practices by Katikkiro Mayiga is his use of a large motorcade, with a heavy detail of AK-47 totting Uganda Special Forces soldiers which project military power on his tours around Buganda. And the fact that the tour organizers often erect archways (ebiyitirirwa) and hire boda-bodas (motorcycle taxis) to enhance crowds and excitement.  Many traditional Baganda allege that this is clear evidence that Mr. Mayiga is trying to overshadow the Kabaka and isolate him from his people. Mr. Mayiga’s announcement on Wednesday seems to have been directed at addressing this issue.

Notably, one group of people that has consistently stood behind Mr. Mayiga and his programs are certain Kampala traders, money lenders, sports betting operators and local real-estate investors. And for the most part, Mr. Mayiga’s wealthy supporters have helped him raise billions of shillings under his Ettofaali campaign. Even most of his detractors privately admit that Mayiga has done an impressive job in inspiring Baganda to wake up and believe that they do not want to be victims forever. Lately, however, there are signs that both Baganda and other Ugandans are starting to develop Ettofaali fatigue and the awakened Baganda seem to be expecting Katikkiro Mayiga to start delivering from the billions of Shillings that he has collected.

The audio recording below is one example of the many speeches that have been made in protest of  Mr. Mayiga’s policies. Ow’ek. Ssewava Sserubiri, former minister in Buganda Government, made that speech in mid-2014, at a party organized by Nkoba za Mbogo student’s organization.

Audio Player
  

EKIKA NJOVU.


OMUZIRO:NJOVU


AKABBIRO

NVUBU.


OMUTAKA

MUKALO


OBUTAKA

KAMBUGU

Buliji.


ESSAZA

BUSIRO


OMUBALA

Esimbye amasanga, Nakate ajja.



EKIKA MBWA


OMUZIRO:MBWA


AKABBIRO

Kyuuma kye basiba mu Mbwa.


OMUTAKA

MUTASINGWA.


OBUTAKA

KIGGWA


ESSAZA

BUSUJJU.


OMUBALA

Goba Omukazi oleete Embwa.


Arch-Bishop we York, Ebulaya akakasi

zza nti Ssekaba

ka Daniel Mwanga II Basammu

la

Butagali, talagira nga kutta kwa Bishop Hanning

ton omwaka 1888:

 

Archbishop of York commissions Hannington sanctuary in Busia, Uganda.

L-R: Tororo Catholic Diocese Bishop Emmanuel Obbo, Bukedi Diocese Bishop Simon Bogere Egesa, Archbishop of York John Sentamu, chairperson of the Uganda Judicial Commission Justice James Ogoola and former Bishop of Bukedi Diocese Nikodemus Okille pose in front of a tree in Budimo village, Busia District, where the remains of the bishop were kept for four days during 1888.

PHOTO BY DOMINIC BUKENYA


By Henry Lubega


Posted  Friday, February 20  2015


Traditional, religious and political leaders in Uganda, Kenya and York in Britain have paid homage to the late Bishop of the Equatorial Africa James Hannington at the Hannington Shrine in Budimo village, Busia District.

Religious leaders led by Archbishop of York John Sentamu, Bishop of Bukedi Diocese Simon Bogere Egesa and Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo Emmanuel Obbo among others, attended the function on Wednesday.

For the first time in more than a century, the great grandsons of the chiefs of the two kingdoms where Bishop Hannington was loved and where he was killed, met.

Chief Luba Munulo Juma, the great grandson of chief Luba in whose dominion (Busoga) and on whose orders Hannington was killed, met with chief Peter Mumia II, the great grandson to Paramount chief of the Wanga Kingdom Nabongo Mumia, who had given Hannington porters and guides to Kabaka Mwanga’s palace.

The paramount chief later allowed Bishop Hannington’s remains to be buried in his territory at the cost of his people.

During his visit to the shrine, Archbishop Sentamu commissioned the construction of the administration block of Bishop of York Bible College, Canterbury Square, Hannington Tabernacle Chapel and the York Gardens in Budimo.

Sentamu’s visit was crowned by the ecumenical service conducted by bishops Bogere Egesa and Obbo.

The head of the organising committee, Justice James Ogoola, said Archbishop Sentamu’s visit was not only a religious symbol, but a reconciliation ceremony between the people of Luba in Uganda and their counterparts from Mumias in western Kenya.

“I wanted to reconcile the descendants of the two dramatists in Hannington’s last days. One gave him escorts and guides, the other killed him. The two families met for the first time and I made sure I gave each of them a Lusamia Bible and asked them to shake hands as a sign of reconciliation,” Justice Ogoola, also the chairperson of the Uganda Judicial Commission, said.

The place was first dedicated by then Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey in 1998, as a Hannington shrine.

Chief Luba Munulo Juma in his remarks said: “I don’t feel guilty for what my great grandfather did, the bishop died because of his stubbornness before the cultural leader.”

Chief Peter Mumia II said Bishop Hannington was a Christian not an explorer, killed by those who did not understand him.

More developments

According to Justice Ogoola, plans are also underway to make the shrine a national pilgrimage for Christians to remember Bishop Hannington for his sacrifice for the new Christian faith that had just arrived in the middle of the continent of Africa during 1888.

hlubega@

ug.nationmedia.com

Nantaba wants elderly scheme probed

Outgoing Lands state minister Ida Nantaba (in gomesi) celebrates with the newly elected Kayunga speaker Saleh Balinsoni (2nd left) during the swearing in of district leaders for the Republican government of Uganda May 2016.

PHOTO BY FRED MUZAALE

By Fred Muzaale


Posted  Monday, May 30   2016

Kayunga. Outgoing Lands state minister Ida Nantaba has asked the Inspector General of Government to investigate how the outgoing Kayunga District leadership selected beneficiaries of the Senior Citizens Grant given to elderly persons.

Ms Nantaba, who is also the district Woman MP, claims the 100 elderly persons per sub-county in the district were selected based on sectarian and political grounds.

“It hurts me as a leader to find that more than 900 beneficiaries of the senior citizens’ grant in this district all come from the same area and are from almost one tribe. I ask the IGG to take interest in this matter and probe how these beneficiaries were selected,” Ms Nantaba said on Tuesday.

Take oath

This was during the swearing-in of the district LC5 chairperson, Mr Tom Sserwanga, and his councillors at Ntenjeru District headquarters.

The grant, one of the core components of the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment, started in 2010 with financing by government and development partners.

Kayunga is among the districts where the programme will be rolled out during this financial year.

However, the Elderly and Disabled Affairs State minister, Mr Sulaiman Madada, dismissed the claims by Ms Nantaba, saying beneficiaries had been selected on merit.

The former district LC5 chairman, Mr Steven Dagada said: “The selection of beneficiaries was based on age, but also on who is in more need for assistance.”

fmuzaale@ug.

nationmedia.com

 

Omusolo ku ttaka lye Buganda ne bizimbe gwakwo-ngera ku nnyingiza ya Central Gavume
nti
 
Feb 17, 2015
BAMMEMBA ku lukiiko olufuzi olw’ekitongole ky’emisolo mu ggwnga (URA) bwe baabadde basisinkanye akakiiko ka palamenti akavunaanyizi
bwa ku byenfuna wabaddewo okugamba nti omusolo ddala mutono oguva mu byobulimu bw’ogeraagera
nya n’ensimbi eziva mu makubo amalala agayingiza ensimbi mu ggwanika ly’eggwanga.

Nzikiriza nti ensimbi entono eziyingira mu ggwanga zisobola okwongerwako singa tugaziya amakubo agayingiza. Nategeezezza olukiiko nti Uganda yeesinga okuyingiza ensimbi entono bw’ogigeraageranya n’amawanga amalala agali mu mukago gwa East Africa.

Singa ekirowoozo kyange kibeera kiguliddwa kisoboka gavumenti n’erifuula etteeka ne liyambako okugaziya amakubo mwe bayingiriza ensimbi mu ggwanika ly’eggwanga. Kyokka kino nsaba kimanyibwe nti kirowoozo kyange ng’omuntu, sinnaba kukyanjula eri gavumenti wadde minisitule y’ebyenfuna n’okuteekeratee

kera eggwanga.

Oluvannyuma lw’abantu ab’enjawulo okuwa endowooza zabwe ku nsonga eno ndowoozezza nti kyetaagisa okwongera okutangaaza ensonga eno ey’okuggya omusolo ku ttaka libeere nga waliwo emirimu egikolerwako oba nedda.

Ekiseera ekiyise Uganda eyongedde ku sente zeeyingiza nga tetunuulidde bagabi ba buyambi waakiri ebitundu 7 ku 100 buli mwaka gwa byansimbi  kyokka ekizibu kikyali nti emikisa egiriwo tegikozeseddwa kugafuula makubo agavaamu omusolo okwongera ku nnyigiza y’eggwanga.

Ekiseera kino sente eziva mu musolo ng’ozigeraagera

nyizza n’ennyingiza y’eggwanga yonna zeeyongedde nga kati ziri ebitundu 11.7 ku 100 mu mwaka gw’ebyensimbi 2013/2014 era sente zino ziri wansi bw’ogeraageranya n’amawanga agatwetoolodde wamu ne ku mutendera gw’ensi yonna.

Enkyukakyuka mu nnyingiza ebaddewo okuva mu mwaka gwa 2000/01 eraga nti ennyingiza y’eggwanga ekyali wansi bw’ogeraageranya n’omutindo gw’ensi yonna. Uganda eteekwa okwongeramu amaanyi ku musolo gw’esolooza munda mu ggwanga okugatta empungu eriwo wakati waayo n’amawanga amalala mu byensimbi bwetubeera nga tuli baakugenda mu masso nga tuvuganya.

Etundutundu lya 27.21 ku 100, ku byenfuna bya Uganda liva mu byabulimi ebikolerwa ku ttaka kyokka ekkowe lino livaamu omusolo mutono nnyo era wano wensinziira okuwa ekiteeso nti eggwanga liteekewo enkola ennambulukufu esobola okuteekawo omusolo omulambulukufu okuggya sente mu by’obulimi n’okussaawo omusolo ku ttaka.

Amakowe amalala agasaana okutunuulira mu mbeera eno kuliko: eby’okuzimba, ebyenjigiriza n’obusuubuzi bw’ettaka  kubanga ennyingiza yabyo eri wagguluko.

Enkola eriwo ewa amakubo gavumenti geetaddewo okuggya omusolo ku kkampuni ezisuubula ettaka n’amasomero g’obwannannyini era wano wensinziira okukidding’ana nti mu nkola yeemu n’ebyobulimi bitunuulirwe. Okulemwa okuggya omusolo ku nnyingiza mu byobulimi kiraga nti wakyaliwo obuzibu mu mitendera gy’okunoonya omusolo ekivaako okuyingiza sente entono mu ggwanga.

 Amawanga nga Denmark, Estonia, Chile ne South Africa zitumbudde nnyo omusolo ku byobulimi ne kiyambako okuyingiza sente mu gavumenti zabwe. Endowooza yange ng’omutuuze, nkiraba ng’okuggya omusolo ku ttaka kisobola okwongera enkulaakulana kubanga kijja kuwaliriza bannannyini ttaka okulikulaakulanya baleme kuliragajjalira.

Ndowooza nti kino ekirowooza gavumenti esobola okukigula n’ekiteekako amateeka agakifuga okusobola okwongera ku makubo mw’eggya omusolo. Amawanga mangi gavudde ku kusolooza obusuulu ne bateekawo emiwendo emirambulukufu ku musolo gwe baggya ku ttaka. Endowooza eno esobola okwongerwako n’ekulaakulanyizi

bwa gye bujja.

Biwandiikiddwa Gerald Ssendaula sentebe ku lukiiko olufuzi olwa Uganda Revenue Authority.


The government of Uganda has been found guilty of putting a 2009  curfew on the King of the State of Buganda. The case has taken the Ugandan Courts six years to come to an agreed judicial Judgement. 

President Yoweri Museveni (L) shaking hands with Buganda king Ronald Mwenda Mutebi at some function.

File photo

By Juliet Kigongo


Posted  Saturday, December 19  2015

KAMPALA, UGANDA.

The Constitutional Court has ruled that police was wrong to prevent the Kabaka of Buganda from visiting his subjects in Kayunga district on September 12, 2009.

In a majority ruling of three to two, Justices Remmy Kasule, Egonda–Ntende and Rubby Opio Aweri concurred with the four petitioners, all Buganda kingdom subjects, that it is everyone’s right to move freely, reside or settle in any part of the country. The judges concluded that the Kabaka was exercising his constitutional right of free movement.

“The role of the Uganda Police was to regulate and put in place security measures to ensure that both Baganda and the Banyala who had threatened to demonstrate over the said visit are safe,” the judges noted.

The judges ordered government to pay costs of the case to the petitioners. There is no compesation whatsover for those who lost their lives and property. Mr Edward Lugonvu, Dr Adam Kimala, Mr Charles Ssenkungu and Ms Saida Najjuka. However, two of the judges - Eldard Mwangusya and Prof Lillian Tibatemwa, dissented and agreed with the government that blocking the Kabaka’s visit was to ensure peace because there was imminent chaos.

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Abavubuka mwenyigire mu bulimi - Kabaka awadde amagezi.


Dec 08, 2014


Kabaka ng’awuubira ku bantu be ku mbuga y’eggombolola y’e Buwama mu ssaza ly’e Mawokota e Mpigi ku Lwomukaaga ku mikolo gy’Abavubuka mu Buganda.


Bya DICKSON KULUMBA NE PADDY BUKENYA


KABAKA Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II alagidde abavubuka okwongera okwegatta 

beenyigire mu bulimi nga balima ebirime eby’ettunzi okusobola okwekulaakulanya.

Omutanda ng’ali ku mikolo gy’abavubuka mu Buganda ku mbuga y’eggombolola y’e Buwama mu ssaza lya Mawokota mu disitulikiti y’e Mpigi ku Lwomukaaga, yawadde abavubuka amagezi okukozesa ebifo ku masaza ne ku magombolola okukolerako emirimu egy’enjawulo egy’enkulaakulana

n’asiima abatandiseewo emirimu ne bayambako n’abalala okwebeezaawo.

 

Ente Omubaka Kenneth Kiyingi Bbosa (Mawokota South) gye yatonedde 

Ssaabasajja ku Lwomukaaga. 


Kabaka alagidde abavubuka okwekebeza Kabaka yakubirizza abavubuka okwekuuma:


“Omwaka guno tujjukiziddwa ensonga y’ebyobulamu. Abavubuka tusaanye okwekuuma nga tuli balamu, okwekebeza buli mwaka kubanga si kirungi okugenda mu ddwaaliro nga tumaze okugonda ate omuvubuka alina okulya obulungi.”


Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga yakunze abavubuka okukozesa emikisa Kabaka gy’abatee

reddewo; mu by’obulimi beekwate BUCADEF n’okuyingira Ssuubiryo Zambogo SACCO.


Omulamwa gwabadde; Omuvubuka omulamu ate nga mukozi ye nnamuziga w’enku

laakulana mu Buganda, era wano Minisita w’abavubuka e Mmengo, Henry Ssekabembe, we yategeerezza nga bammemba ba Ssuubiryo Zambogo SACCO bwe batuuse ku 1,500 nga kati balinawo n’obukadde 285.

 

Abamu ku Baamasaza ku mukolo gw’Abavubuka mu Buganda e Mawokota ku Lwomukaaga.


Omukolo gwetabyeko; ssentebe w’abavubuka mu Buganda, Richard Kabanda, Kayima David Ssekyeru, Katikkiro eyawummula Dan Mulika, sipiika wa Buganda Nelson Kawalya n’omumyuka we Ahmed Lwasa, Minisita Amelia Kyambadde, Omubaka Kenneth Kiyingi Bbosa (Mawokota South) ssaako baminisita b’e Mmengo, abakulu b’ebika n’Abaamasaza.


Abayimbi; Mathias Walukagga ne Fred Ssebbale be baasanyusiza abantu ba Kabaka.


INSIGHT

The first bank in The Ganda Kingdom

By Henry Lubega

Posted  Sunday, March 1  2015 

  

Before 1906, there was no banking institution in Uganda until November of the same year when the national Bank of India opened its first branch in Entebbe, and four years later it opened the first bank in Kampala, although it was later taken up to become Grindlys Bank.

The National Bank of India was followed by Standard Bank of South Africa Limited when on September 19, 1912, it opened its first branch in Kampala. And a few years later it opened another branch in Jinja.

Barclays

Barclays followed in 1927 when it opened two branches in Kampala and Jinja. In 1954 three more banks; Bank of Baroda, Bank of India and The Nedelandsche Handel-Maatschappij M.V (Netherlands Trading Society) opened in Uganda.

According to Saben’s commercial directory and handbook of Uganda, as early as 1949 the banking system had been established in Uganda but did not control much of the financial liquidity that was in circulation across the board in the country.

“Much of the money was controlled in the bazaars and other channels which were predominantly controlled by people of the Asian origin. These people played a key role in the buying of cotton.

However, areas where banks were non-existent, merchants in those areas played the part of the banks. This was through taking drafts in exchange for cash or physical items in exchange for hard cash,” Saben wrote.

By 1950, it was realised that to bring more Africans into the business there was need to provide them with credit. Unfortunately, the commercial banks at the time would not extend credit to Africans because of the nature of their securities.

Under Ordinance number 20 of 1950 the Uganda Credit and Saving Bank was created purposely to extend credit facilities to Africans with the aim of furthering agriculture, commercial building and co-operative society purposes.


On October 2, 1950, the bank was opened and by 1961 it had spread to places like Arua, Fort Portal, Jinja, Soroti, Gulu, Masaka and Mbale, taking only African deposits.

Building Society

Two years later, the first Building Society in Uganda was opened as a subsidiary of a Kenyan owned firm Savings and Loans Society Limited. 

More financial institutions continued to open up in Uganda with Lombard Bank from Kenya, in partnership with Uganda Development Corporation, opening the Lombank Uganda Limited in 1958. It was this bank which first introduced the hire purchase system of shopping in Uganda.


It was not until 1966 that through an act of Parliament that Bank of Uganda was created. Prior to this, issues to do with money were handled by the East African currency board which had its head offices in Kenya.

In daddy’s scientific footsteps: With her 5th degree, Butambala girl lives the American dream:

Written by Joseph W. Kamugisha & Ronnie Mayanja

 Created: 29 May 2012

 

PhD Holder: Dr Sala Nanyanzi Senkayi(centre) and mother(right) and supervising Professor(left)




   Sala and her Daddy.

It is every parent’s dream to see their children grow up and graduate from university.

But often do you meet a five-degree holder, topped off with a Doctorate degree or PhD?

Well, recently the Ugandan community in Dallas Fort Worth not only embraced one, they also welcomed their community’s first and youngest female PhD holder in the names of Dr Sala Nanyanzi Senkayi. It has been a long time coming for the young lady, the daughter of Dr Abu Senkayi (PhD) and Sunajeh Senkayi, having began her humble journey at Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree.

She would later pick up two other B.Sc degrees and a Master of Science degree) from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). And then came her PhD in environmental science from the same University of Texas at Arlington, for which she wrote a dissertation on “Proximity to Airport and Cancer Incidences in Texas”.

Many people will be familiar with the adage that it takes a village to raise a child; that is what many friends and well wishers of the Senkayi family said during Sala’s graduation party. The proud parents could be seen beaming with excitement as speaker after speaker, spoke about their daughter’s achievement.

Emcee Frank Sentamu, added excitement to the evening when he suggested that the two doctors should change their names to Dr Senkayi Senior and Dr Senkayi Junior as a way of separating father and daughter.

The journey that first inspired the young Sala could be traced back to her childhood. According to her father, on the day he got his PhD, Sala ran to the stage, grabbed her Dad’s hat and put it on her own head, as if to suggest that one day she would wear her own. Several years passed but Dr Abu Senkayi did not imagine ever having the pleasure of participating in the hooding process of his only daughter.

The hooding process is normally reserved for the graduate’s major professor, but in one of those rare occasions when a parent of the student is a Doctorate degree holder, the pleasure and opportunity of carrying out this exercise is often passed on to the parent, which in this case was Dr Abu Senkayi an environmental scientist himself.

Sala owes her success to the inspiration and support of her parents, and brother Ali Senkayi, an electrical engineer. She is also quick to mention the collective effort of many other community friends and relatives who encouraged her along her academic journey.

Dr Abu Senkayi, an official Buganda Kingdom representative in North America, also mentioned that Sala had been involved in planning for Buganda cultural activities in Dallas. In 2001, young as she was, Sala played a prominent role during Kabaka Ronald Mutebi’s, visit to Dallas. The same was the case when the Nnabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nnaginda, visited in 2005.

The Senkayi family, originally from Kibibi in Butambala, left Uganda in the 1970s and settled in the United States. They visit Uganda regularly and were here only last December, to participate in the Ugandan Diaspora conference the Serena Hotel. Dr Sala is also an active community organizer who spends time going to schools and colleges to talk about Environmental protection.

Besides her commitment to the community, Sala maintains a full time job in the same office block and department with her father, at the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her EPA mentor proudly noted, during the evening graduation dinner, that Sala is “a very dedicated girl, who takes her job very seriously and devotes a lot of time into everything she does.”

Before Sala joined her father as an EPA employee, the father remembers bringing her to the office on special days when employees are allowed to bring their children to the office. One could say that all this gave the little girl some early inspiration to follow in her dad’s footsteps.

But when asked why she chose environmental science Sala said: “I’m not trying to follow my dad’s footsteps per se, because I like Biology and my dad is a soil scientist. But I also like my dad because he is a cool guy!”

Sala says she enjoys her work environmental protection, and her fellowship in the Ugandan community. “Getting a degree is just part of the story” she says. “Making friends, helping each other, as Ugandan community members to advance each other, is what will help us succeed here in the Diaspora.”

With her five degrees, the single Dr Sala intends to keep her job at EPA, although she could go into academia; and she still cherishes working with children on environment-related programmes.

“I can now say that I’m free at last,” she says. “I have all the time I need to live and enjoy my life.”


Pulezidenti Museveni atunze ente 400 mu lufula y’e Luweero

By Musasi wa Bukedde

Added 15th August 2016


 Pulezidebti ( mu byeru) ng’aggulawo lufula.

PULEZIDENTI Museveni mulunzi era mu kiseera kino agamba nti alina ennume 400 ze yamaze okufunira akatale mu lufula y’Abamisiri ey’omulembe gye yagguddewo e Luweero. Lufula eno yagguddwaawo ku Lwokuna lwa wiiki ewedde.

Pulezidenti yagambye nti ennume zino bagenda kuziggya ku ffaamu ye, bazitwale bazirunde zisobole okutuuka ku mutindo oguvaamu ennyama etundibwa ebweru w’eggwanga. Lufula eno ey’omulembe eyitibwa “Egypt Uganda Food Security Ltd “ ng’esangibwa ku kyalo Nyimbwa mu Luweero, yeesudde kiromita 30 okuva mu Kampala.

Erimu ebyuma ebiri ku mulembe ebikozesebwa okulongoosa ennyama y’ente nga bitandikira mu kusalako omutwe, okubaagako eddiba n’okusala amagumba mu bwangu. Mulimu ebyuma ebiyonja ennyama n’ebyenda n’ebitundu ebirala mu ngeri ey’omulembe . Oluvannyuma ennyama eno egenda kutundibwa ku katale k’ensi yonna .

Lufula eno egenda kusala ente 400 buli lunaku ng’ennyama etwalibwa bweru w’eggwanga. Pulezidenti Museveni we yasinzidde okukunga abalunzi abalina ennume bazirunde mu ngeri esingayo okuba ennungi basobole okuziguza Abamisiri bafunemu ssente eziwera.

Bannannyini lufula eno baatandiseewo ekifo eky’enjawulo mwe bagenda okutendekera abalunzi ku mutindo gw’obulunzi bw’ente ogw’enjawulo ezituukana n’akatale kano.

Lufula eno yaakugaziyizibwa epakirenga ennyama mu mikebe gattako okulongoosa amaliba gakolebwemu ebintu ebiralaDayirekita w’ekifo kino, Sherif El Kallini yagambye nti bagula ekika ky’ente zonna omuli maleeto n’ez’olulyo lwa wano. “Wabula tusinga kwagala ente eriko ebiwandiiko ebiraga ebyafaayo byayo nga birungi era nga tesukka myaka esatu wabula ng’erina obuzito bwa kkiro 300 n’okusingawo.

Zino zivaamu ennyama egonda eyeetaagibwa ku katale k’ensi yonna . Buli kkiro tugigula wakati wa 3,500 /- ne 4,000/.,” bwe yagambye. Omukugu okuva mu yunivasite e Makerere, Denis Asizua yagambye nti ente erundibwa mu ngeri ey’omulembe nga ya nnyama, omulunzi alina okugirabirira obulungi.

Presidenti wa Uganda Mr Museveni aloopye ababbye ettaka lye e Kisozi, Gomba, Buganda State:

By Alice Namutebi

 

Added 5th July 2018

 

NG’OKYAKAABA ekibbattaka ekiri mu ggwanga, ate wulira bino. Akakiiko k’omulamuzi Catherine Bamugemereire kategeezeddwa nti waliwo abasitukidde mu ttaka lya Pulezidenti Museveni kw’alundira ente e Kisozi ne balibba.

 

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President Museveni nga okulisa akulira akakiiko okabuliriza ku nsonga ze ttaka mu Uganda Mukyala Bamugemereire.

 

 

Bano ku sikweya mayiro emu Museveni gy’alina, bakutuddeko yiika 300 era balina n’ekyapa kyalyo.

Museveni yayise mu maneja wa faamu ye Kisozi, Frolence Kamatenesi n’atwala okwemulugunya mu kakiiko akanoonyereza ku mivuyo gy’ettaka ng’asaba bamuyambe bakwate ababba ettaka lye.

Ettaka lino liri ku kasozi Katwekambwa mu ggombolola y’e Maddu, mu disitulikiti y’e Gomba.

Ensonga Kamatenesi yazitegeezezza bakamisona Robert Ssebunya ne Fredrick Ruhindi nga batalaaga disitulikiti ye Masaka, Lyantonde, Ssembabule ne Gomba. Kamatenesi yagambye, “Museveni tasobola kwereeta butereevu n’aloopa mu kakiiko k’ettaka kamuyambe.

Abantu bayitirizza okumulinnyirira nga baagala okubba ettaka lye y’ensonga lwaki tusaba akakiiko ka Bamugemereire naye kamuyambe kanoonyereze ku bantu abamubba.

Yagambye nti ababba Museveni beetuuma amanya nga Congo, Byamukama ne Katende Sseggane nga bano bagamba nti be bannannyini ttaka eriwezaako yiika 300.

Yagambye nti baamuweerezza n’ekiwandiiko ekiraga nti balina ekyapa ku ttaka nga kyabaweebwa ofiisi y’ettaka e Mpigi nga October 9, 2016 kyokka nga ne Museveni alina ekyapa ku ttaka lye limu ekya sikweya mayiro emu.

“Bano si be bokka abagezezzaako okubba ettaka lya Museveni. Mu 2013 waliwo abantu abalala abajja nga baagala okulipunta bafune lye basalako kyokka bwe baalaba weema z’amagye ku ttaka ne badduka era tetuddangamu kubalaba,” Kamatenesi bwe yagambye.

Ettaka Museveni yaligula ku bantu ba njawulo okuli omugenzi Bitali, Walugembe n’abalala era ebiwandiiko byonna abirina.

N’ayongerako nti, “Nsaba akakiiko kayambe Museveni kanoonye abafulumya ebyapa eby’emirundi egisukka ogumu ku ttaka lye kubanga obubbi n’obufere buyitiridde.

Waliwo n’abaamagye abajja ku ttaka nga bagamba nti libaweereddwa akakiiko ka UPDF akamanyiddwa nga ‘NEC’ kyokka bwe baategeera nti ettaka lya Museveni tetwaddamu kubalabako.” Kamatenensi olwamaze okutegeeza akakiiko ensonga za pulezidenti, kamisona Ruhindi n’alagira abakugu b’akakiiko abakola ku by’okunoonyereza bamuggyeko sitetimenti asobole okuggulawo omusango mu butongole akakiiko kafune we katandikira.

Abatuuze era basabye akakiiko kategeeze Museveni agobe RDC w’e Gomba Fred Nayebale Kyamuzigita gwe balumirizza nti y’avaako emivuyo gyonna ku ttaka.

Bano baakulembeddwa Stanley Kaluta.

 

 

 

 

 

A Ugandan Minister, Mr Kibuule is not aware of the traditional matters of the African land ownership in the Ancient country of Buganda:

The 1992 Heroes day of Luweero, Buganda and the political tradition of the country of Buganda: 

By Betty Amamukirori

 

Added 17th January 2018

 

It took three commissioners, including the commission’s chairperson, Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, to bring the 33-year-old legislator for Mukono North to accept that Namasole is a title given to a mother of a reigning king in Buganda.

 

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KAMPALA - All was going well at the commission of inquiry into land matters on Wednesday until when state minister for water, Ronald Kibuule, repeatedly denied that the Namasole is a name and not a title in Buganda.

It took three commissioners, including the commission’s chairperson, Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, to bring the 33-year-old legislator for Mukono North to accept that Namasole is a title given to a mother of a reigning king in Buganda.

“I am surprised that you are an MP of a constituency in Buganda region and have not made any effort to understand who a Namasole is and how the system of Buganda works.”



Here you are showing your arrogance by suggesting that Namasole is not a title. Please do not bring politics in Buganda matters,” Robert Sebuunya, one of the commissioners warned.

Kibuule’s further revelation that he does not know the Namasole lineage or how many kings Buganda has ever had and what the Buganda culture entails, made the situation worse, with commissioner George Bagonza urging him to be humble and take time to learn the culture of the people he represents.

“Be humble in your life. There is life after what we are today. Ministers come and go and you are not an exception, but we have to prepare a fallback position,” Bagonza said.

 

Nassali Ssanyu, the widow of Musa Kateregga, sobs during the land probe in which Ronald Kibuule appeared as a witness


Realising his mistake, the minister quickly apologised to the probe team, noting that Sebuunya was his mentor as a child.

His appearance before the commission of inquiry into land matters was in regard to the purchase of 85 acres of land in Golomola village, Buikwe district. It is alleged that the land belongs to Buganda kingdom and is part of the land that was allocated to Namasole and cannot be sold out.

Kibuule is faulted for failing to expand his due diligence to the Buganda Land Board before buying the land from a private individual, Musa Kateregga, who claimed to have been a caretaker of some of the land adjacent to Lake Victoria.

In his defence, the flamboyant minister, said that he bought the land without any encumbrances except for Bibanja holders whom he signed an agreement with to buy off their Bibanja rights at an agreed price.

He explained that he did not consult the Buganda Land Board because he was dealing with a private owner of land; Evelyn Namasole.

He also denied claims that he forcefully evicted people with the help of security operatives and ordered for the torture of Dickson Wasswa, who later succumb to injuries he sustained.

Kibuule branded the allegations of torture as malicious and asked God to intervene.

 

 

 

 

Special Force eya State House, Entebbe, elumbye ab'akakiiko k'ettaka nga yemulugunya kunsonga ze ttaka:

Bya Alice Namutebi

 

Added 12th January 2018

 

 

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Omulamuzi Bamugemereire ( ku ddyo) ng’abuuza Maj. Akanyihayo ebibuuzo. ebifaananyi bya ALICE NAMUTEBI

 

 

Baagoberedde Maj. Edson Akanyihayo eyabadde n’ekiwandiiko kya kkooti ng’akiwuuba nga bw’agamba nti baamutemezzaako nti waliwo abantu abakyamu abaabadde baagala okuleeta akajagalalo ku ttaka.

Poliisi ekuuma Bamugemereire yadduse mangu okubataayiza obutatuuka omulamzi we yabadde.

Abajaasi baasoose kulaga lyaanyi nga baagala batuuke omulamuzi we yabadde kyokka poliisi ekuuma n’ebalemesa okutuusa bwe bakkakkanye. Maj. Akanyihayo eyabakulembedde yakkiriza okutuuka awali Bamugemereire.

Mu kiseera kino poliisi yabadde yeebulungudde omulamuzi Bamugemereire ne bakaminsona b’akola nabo ng’abantu abalala buli omu alinze kiddako.

Baabadde ku ttaka eryali ery’ekibira e Wabusange mu muluka gw’e Kikajjo mu ggombolola y’e Nsangi mu Wakiso eriweza yiika 450.

 

 aj kanyihayo ku ddyo ngali nabajaasi ba ilitale Maj. Akanyihayo ku ddyo ng'ali n'abajaasi ba Militale
 

Kigambibwa nti ettaka lino lyagulibwa omugagga Ephrahim Ntaganda eyasanyawo ekibira oluvannyuma n’aguza Eria Mubiru alina kontulakiti y’okuzimba mu nkambi y’e Kaweweta.

Maj. Akanyihayo olwatuuse ew’omulamuzi Bamugemereire yasoose kugamba nti, bamugambye nti abantu abakyamu bazze okutawaanya abatuuze kwe kusitukkiramu aggye akkakkanye embeera.

Bamugemereire yamuggyeeko empapula ze yabaddenazzo nga za kiwandiiko kya kkooti ekyakolebwa omuwandiisi wa kkooti Justine Akankwasa nga December 8, 2017 nga kiragira ab’ekitongole ky’ebibira (NFA) obutatawaanya Eria Matovu ng’akozesa ettaka okutuusa ng’obwannannyini bw’ettaka bumaze okusalibwawo kkooti. Yabuuziddwa oba ng’amanyi nnannyini ttaka ne yeegaana.

Bwe yabuuziddwa gye yaggye ekiwandiiko kya kkooti n’ajuliza omuserikale William Bonge eyabadde mu ngoye ezaabulijjo ng’akola gwa kukuuma Matovu.

Bamugemereire yakunyizza Bonge annyonnyole ekimuyisizza amagye n’agamba nti yakubidde mukama we Matovu eyakubidde Maj. Akanyihayo ajje ataase embeera kyokka nga Akanyihayo akyegaana nti tamanyi Matovu.

 

Wano omulamuzi we yasinzidde okulagira Maj. Akanyihayo ne Bonge bakole sitetimeti ng’agamba nti bafunye amawulire nti amagye gakozesebwa abantu mu bukyamu okweddiza ettaka.

Akakiiko kaalagidde Jude Kikamuleta, Joseph Kiggundu ne George Bisamali abaasangiddwa mu mmotoka weetiye nga batema amakubu mu ttaka eryali ery’ekibira nabo bakole sitetimemti.

Bino nga tebinnabaawo abatuuze baabadde bamaze okutuukirira akakiiko kabayambe kalagire Matovu azzeewo enzizi kwe bakima amazzi.

Abatuuze abaakulembeddwaamu Steven Mugambire baagambye nti enzizzi zonna Matovu agenze azijjuza ettaka nga kati basigazza oluzzi lumu ku kyalo ate ng’amazzi g’emidumu tegannatuuka ku kyalo.

Baagala akakiiko kabataase enzizi ziddemu okukola nga kalagira omugagga omuziggyamu ettaka.

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Mubiru ne Matovu mubadde kiki? Ettaka lya Masiro Ebusiro telimala gatundwa. Mpozzi nga mwagala ettaka libarye nga mukyaalya obugagga bwammwe. Nyini mukola ekyeejo mutunda ettaka lya Buganda nga atunda kabalagala, mutema ebibira, muziika nensulo zamazzi gekibira mutekewo eddungu. Mbu olwo mukulakulanya ettaka lye Buganda! Singa bajjajja abatagenda nako Makerere University, nabo bwebakola bwebatyo, singa mwandisanzewo nekyebayita ettaka lya Buganda mwe?

 

 

 

 

The Counsel, Mr Sam Mayanja, seems to have misunderstood the land ownership in the country of Buganda:

November 3, 2017

Written by Evarist Mugagga

Mr Evarist Mugagga 

 

 

On October 30, 2017, The Observer carried a story titled “Lawyer reignites Mengo land, political questions”, and another similar story appeared in the New Vision of October 29 titled “Return of Buganda Land Illegal”.

These articles allude to the opinions of senior lawyer Sam Mayanja of Kampala Associated Advocates who has variously pursued a very desperate line of abhorrence towards Buganda.

It is intimated in those articles that Mayanja submitted his opinionated memorandum to the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire-led commission of inquiry into land matters. This is precisely within his right as a respected lawyer.

However, his exercise of this ‘right’ and his consistent dislike for Buganda result into poisoned chalices of venom disguised as ‘distinguished opinions’.

In the mentioned memorandum, Mayanja imputes several points of law, some being misconceived and others bearing the attire of law but inherently inconsistent with developing society.

For instance, he harangues that “...it was an error for the registrar general to register a private entity in the name of Buganda Land Board which clearly confused the public with the name of the Buganda Land Board [that] existed under the 1962 independence Constitution…”

Mayanja only fell short of pointing out which public was confused or confuses the new Buganda Land Board with that of 1962.

Indeed, many of us who have sought regularization of land interests from Buganda Land Board have not, either by mistake or perception, conceived the idea that we are dealing with the 1962 board – some have, indeed, been advised by lawyers in the process.

Mr Mayanja should know that Buganda Land Board is not a registered proprietor on any land vested in the Kabaka of Buganda.

The counsel has sullenly laboured to appreciate why the Kabaka should have land vested in him, either as official estate or privately.

Article 246(3) of the Constitution states: The following provisions shall apply in relation to traditional leaders or cultural leaders: (a) the institution of traditional leader or a cultural leader shall be a corporation sole with perpetual succession and with capacity to sue and be sued and to hold assets or properties in trust for itself and the people concerned; (b) nothing in paragraph (a) shall be taken to prohibit a traditional leader or cultural leader from holding any asset or property acquired in a personal capacity.

Clearly, unless the much-famed element of reading among lawyers has eluded the senior lawyer, there is no bar to owning property and assets. Once this constitutional provision is clear, then Mr Mayanja and others like him ought to read the other laws that prescribe how land can be owned.

Counsel Mayanja further questions the constitutionality of the Traditional Rulers (Restitution of Assets and Properties) Act of 1993 on grounds that there was neither a provincial administration, nor a federal administration at Mengo. Granted!

But clause (1) of Article 246 provides: subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the institution of traditional leader or cultural leader may exist in any area of Uganda in accordance with the culture, customs and traditions or wishes and aspirations of the people to whom it applies.

Mayanja ignores that whereas this doesn’t convey administrative or federal status to Buganda kingdom, it restores a kingdom.

The next question should then be, between the constitutionally-restored kingdom and the district land board, which entity qualifies to have, vested under it, the official estates of the former provincial or federal Buganda?

Shouldn’t counsel also read Article 274 about existing law which provides, in clause (1): Subject to the provisions of this article, the operation of the existing law after the coming into force of this Constitution shall not be affected by the coming into force of this Constitution but the existing law shall be construed with such modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions as may be necessary to bring it into conformity with this Constitution.  

Lastly, Mayanja seems to question the agreement between President Museveni and Kabaka Ronald Mutebi II in 2013.

Section 5 of the Traditional Rulers (Restitution of Assets and Properties) Act clearly envisages, for Buganda, negotiations for the return of the remaining assets and properties. Mayanja needs to appreciate the spirit in which the 2013 agreement was made.

He ought to appreciate the extent of the powers of the president in articles 98 (1) and 99 (1).

Secondly, Mayanja should appreciate that the law works in the interest of the people, who are inherently a progressive society. It, therefore, cannot sustain an ideal of only two sides – like a coin – of either legality or illegality. And, indeed, such kind of lawyering is fast aging out.

It is a justifiable argument that our land laws need progressive improvement. It cannot, however, be on the instigation of the passing generation.

There has been a lot of talk on how unfair and crude the colonial mode of apportionment of rights and ownership of land was implemented, but this ultimately was the walk of most societies.

Formation of states and societies and in almost all dependent societies mutated out of complex discussions; an attempt to rewrite history only takes societies back into conflict and chaos.

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The author is a concerned citizen and a law student.

An International  commercial Lawyer reignites Mengo land ownership and the political problems of Uganda:

October 30, 2017

Written by Derrick Kiyonga

Lawyer Sam Mayanja

Prominent lawyer Sam Mayanja has submitted a thought-provoking analysis of mailo land to the commission of inquiry into land matters.

A renowned lawyer for President Museveni and the NRM, he questions the legality of the Buganda kingdom establishment, through the Buganda Land Board, to own the 350 square miles and recommends that the Traditional Rulers (Restitution of Assets and Properties) Act 1993 should be amended to bring it in line with the Constitution, writes DERRICK KIYONGA.

The Justice Catherine Bamugemereire-led seven-member committee started work in May and has investigated land issues countrywide, meeting several people as it seeks to find a solution to the land-related challenges in the country.

President Museveni instituted the committee to probe land wrangles and it is expected to table a comprehensive report to provide solutions.

It is under this context that Mayanja, a senior partner at Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA), sought to help the commission understand the land problem from a historical perspective. He was aided by fellow lawyer Catherine Nansubuga in writing the submissions.

In the preamble, a copy of which The Observer has obtained, Mayanja says the gist of his submission concerns the mailo land tenure system, which is predominantly in Buganda premised on the 1900 Buganda Agreement.

He also cites the laws surrounding land administration and regulation of the mailo land tenure.

When reached for a comment on Friday, Mayanja confirmed authoring the submission. “My goal is to put the truth straight and help everyone concerned to bring their actions in line with the law,” he said.

But first, Mayanja tackles the Traditional Rulers (Restitution of Assets and Properties) Act. He notes that the act is inconsistent with the Constitution and, therefore, is liable to be challenged in the Constitutional court unless it is amended.

Mayanja seems to allude to the fact that the act was instituted in 1993, two years before the current Constitution was promulgated, something he says casts doubt on its constitutionality.

The Act is crucial when it comes to cultural institutions because it had an effect of restoring traditional assets and properties confiscated by state when Milton Obote abolished kingdoms on September, 17, 1967.

The kingdoms that Obote abolished following the abrogation of the 1962 constitution were Buganda, Ankole, Bunyoro, Tooro and Busoga. 

FEDERAL STATE

Mayanja says among the assets restored following the institution of the Traditional Rulers Act is Kabaka’s official 350 square miles of land. He notes that this was the land which was owned by Buganda as a province [federal state] under the 1962 constitution.

At the time of the institution of the Traditional Rulers Act, Mayanja says, there was neither the provincial, administration nor kingdom of Buganda Federo administration under which the official mailo could be restored.

“These 350 square miles of official mailo are constitutionally under the administration of the district land boards; so is the Namasole’s (Kabaka’s mother) 10 square miles and the seven square miles encompassing Bannalinya’s (Kabaka’s sisters) land,” he asks.   

Mayanja further notes that government recently returned official mailo titles to the Buganda Land Board (BLB), the entity that is in charge of managing Kabaka’s land.

Poverty on the land of the Kingdom of Buganda.

 

 

However, he says, those titles are officially supposed to be for the ‘Ssazas’ (counties) and ‘Gombololas’  (sub-counties). Mayanja seems to be referring to over 295 land titles that the central government has handed over to Buganda kingdom since 2015.

The move was in fulfillment of the memorandum of understanding government inked with Mengo in 2013. But Mayanja pokes holes in the move, saying the return had no legal instrument and in any case he says government cannot legally give away public land to a private entity in the name of BLB.

“Indeed it was an error for the Registrar General to register private entity in the name of Buganda Land Board which clearly confused the public with the name of Buganda Land Board which existed under the 1962 independence constitution,” Mayanja says.

“Under the 1962 constitution, the Buganda Land Board was a constitutional body, however, the current Buganda Land Board is a private company and corporation solely owned by the Kabaka who is Ronald Muwenda Mutebi.”
 
BUSUULU AND ENVUJJO LAW

In the 25-page document, Mayanja takes aim that the Busuulu and Envujjo law which he accuses of having a lot of ‘archaic provisions’ and, accordingly, he says that it should be modernized and overhauled without tampering with the security of tenure which the law has accorded to Bibanja holders.    

For instance, he cites Section 11 of the Buganda Busuulu and Envujjo Law of 1928, which provided  that: “No tenant may be evicted by the mailo owner from his kibanja save for public purpose or for other good and sufficient cause unless a court having jurisdiction shall have tried the case and made the order of eviction.”

The same law also provided that: “while a tenant is still prosecuting his appeal, or until the time for appeal has expired, he shall remain in undisturbed possession of his kibanja until such time as the order of eviction shall have been received from the final Court of Appeal.”

This law, according to legal analysts, was a principal foundation of the current Land Act of 1998 and the subsequent 2010 amendments therein.

Empty Land in Buganda awaiting speculative acquisation by rich landlords. 

 

Interestingly, Mayanja says that the Land Act of 1998 defines a kibanja holder as one who came to the land as result of the repealed Busuulu and Envujjo law yet under the 1995 Constitution, which he says reinstated the private mailo tenure, there was no law repealing the Busuulu and Envujjo law.

“Busuulu and Envujjo payment should be abolished and leasehold should only be extended by either the land commission or district land boards,” Mayanja opines. “This is to enable those with leaseholds to be protected by the provisions outlined in the guidelines on the on the administration of land under the Land Act.”

He further argues that procedures should be enacted where a kibanja holder should be allowed to convert to either freehold or mailo.  

Mayanja also delves into the utilization of land. Under the mailo system, Mayanja says only the kibanja holder was required to utilize land for economic purposes. When Asians were introduced in to Uganda’s system, Mayanja says, they were accorded land under the lease system and all leases carried developmental conditions.

“These conditions transformed the economy of Buganda and Uganda into a leading producer of coffee, cotton, tea and sugar, among other cash crops,” he says. “Kibanja holders used the land to build their homesteads and carry out economic activities.”  

This requirement of a kibanja holder to develop the kibanja and the Asian to conform to conditions imposed in their leasehold offers, Mayanja says, was the basis of agricultural development in Uganda and gave encouragement to Asian leaseholders to start building the towns and municipalities.

On the other hand, Mayanja says, the mailo owners simply collected rent and subdivided their mailo land for sale.

“It is surprising that from 1900 to date, no single development project was set up on the hundreds of official mailos,” Mayanja argues.

“No single coffee, tea or sugar estate is said to have been put up on any of the official mailo by whatever entity which owned that land; be it Kabaka’s, Namasole, Gombolola, Ssaza or other official mailo by whatever ownership named .”  

In conclusion, Mayanja advises that there is need to revisit the whole concept of mailo land. 

“Aside from creating a privileged class of landowners whose consideration was loyalty towards and collaboration with the colonial masters to keep law and order, among other things, it provided no development incentives whatsoever,” he says.

“There is still need to inquire into and modernize some of the laws on mailo ownership. In a phone interview, Noah Kiyimba, Buganda kingdom’s spokesperson, refused to comment, saying that he is yet to read Mayanja’s submissions. 
    
dkiyonga@observer.ug

 

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Considering the records of this government over the period of 30 years rule it has been in power, not much has been done to improve the land problems. If this same NRM government was ruling the same during the Anglo-Buganda protectorate Agreement period of 1890 to 1962, that is 72 years ago, there would be real chaos between the African rich and the African poor in the whole of the country of Uganda. 

 

 

 

 

Ab'e Bugerere bagobeddwa ku ttaka ly'essaza:

 

By Saul Wokulira

 

Added 30th September 2017

 

ABANTU okuva mu famile ezisoba mu 30 abatuuze ku ttaka ly'embuga y'essaza lya Bugerere amaziga ge bakaaba ge bakomba oluvanyuma lw'okubagoba ku ttaka lino.

 

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Abatuuze be Bugerere

   

Mugerere Ssempigga ayungudde ekibinja ky'abavubuka ne basaawa emmere y'abatuuze n'okwonoona ebintu ebirala. 

    

 mmere esaayiddwa nebinnya bya ayinja ebisimiddwaEmmere esaayiddwa, n'ebinnya bya Kayinja ebisimiddwa

 

Basimye ebinnya era okusinziira Mugerere bagenda kusimbamu ebitooke bya kayinja kubanga omubisi n'omwenge omuganda bya ttunzi mu Kampala n'ebitundu by'eggwanga ebirala.     

Mugerere Ssempigga agamba nti bano beesenza ku ttaka lino mu bukyamu.     Wabula abagobeddwa balaajanidde abakulu e Mengo babataase kubanga ku ttaka lino batuddeko mu butuufu.    

Omu ku bagobeddwa ye hajat Sumini Nabayozi agambye nti ebibanja byabwe byonna baabiwandiisa mu Buganda Land Board era ne bafuna amabaluwa agakakasa obusenze ku ttaka lino.     

Empya zaabwe ne mu mayumba agatanaggwa basimyemu ebinnya mwe bagenda okusimba kayinja.

 ugerereMugerere Ssempigga

 

M/s Anna Kyohaire because she is married to a Chinese rich husband,  evicted about 1,400 residents off their land in Mubende:

September 29, 2017

Written by ALI TWAHA

On Wednesday, the commission of inquiry into land matters heard a startling testimony from Anna Kyohaire, whom residents in Mubende accuse of grabbing their 10 square miles of land with her husband, a Chinese national Martin Chang, through their company called Quality Parts Uganda Limited.

She denied allegations during cross-examination led by lead counsel Ebert Byenkya assisted by John Bosco Suuza. ALI TWAHA captured the proceedings.

Byenkya: Please state your full names for the record?
Kyohaire: My name is Anna Kyohaire.
Byenkya: How old are you?
Kyohaire: I’m 47 years. 
Byenkya: Where do you live?
Kyohaire: I stay in Najjanankumbi.
Byenkya: What do you do for a living?
Kyohaire: I’m a businesswoman.
Byenkya: What sort of business do you do?
Kyohaire: I sell spare parts of motorcycles.

Anna Kyohaire during cross-examination

Byenkya: And do you do that in your individual capacity?
Kyohaire: I do it with Quality Parts Uganda Limited. 
Byenkya: Who owns Quality Parts apart from yourself?
Kyohaire: It has two directors; one is myself and Chang, my husband. 
Byenkya: The name does not seem to be Ugandan. What is the citizenship of your husband?
Kyohaire: He comes from Taiwan [China].
Byenkya: When was Quality Parts incorporated?
Kyohaire: In 2000. 
Byenkya: Tell us who the shareholders are?
Kyohaire: My lord, I and my husband are the shareholders.

Byenkya: Can you tell us what the share capital of this company is?
Kyohaire: I have 55 per cent and my husband owns the rest. 
Byenkya: So this company called Quality Parts seems to be a company that was set up to do business in spare parts. 
Kyohaire: Yes, my lord.
Byenkya: Do you have a copy of the memorandum or articles of association. I didn’t see that in the copies that you gave us?
Kyohaire: I have the certificate of incorporation; I can always bring the memorandum next time.
Byenkya: What other business does this company do apart from spare parts?
Kyohaire: Planting trees, my lord. 
Byenkya: And where does it plant those trees?
Kyohaire: In Mubende district.

Byenkya: In which specific areas do you operate?
Kyohaire: In Namayende, Kidicho, Mutoro, Kichocholo, Nakasozi…
Byenkya: Do you own land there?
Kyohaire: Yes, my lord. 
Byenkya: Do you have titles? 
Kyohaire: Yes. 
Byenkya: Can you take us through the specific titles you have there? Give us the block, plot numbers and from whom the titles were obtained?  
Kyohaire: Plot 29 measuring 64.75 hectares. It belongs to Quality Parts Ltd. We bought it from Alexander Ssimbwa.

Byenkya: And when was Quality Parts registered for that title?  
Kyohaire: March 26, 2013. 
Byenkya: Do you have the purchase agreement from Mr Ssimbwa?
Kyohaire: Yes, my lord. I have the copy with me.
Byenkya: Ok let’s do the same thing with all the other titles. 
Kyohaire: There is Plot 25. It has 259 hectares. Quality Parts bought it from Henry Kimera. It was registered March 26, 2013. 
Byenkya: Next.
Kyohaire: There is plot 27. It measures 245 hectares. Quality Parts bought it from David Ssimbwa. Plot 37 measuring 259 hectares. Quality Parts bought it from David Mwenda. There is plot 39, my lord. It has 129.4 hectares bought by Quality Parts from Mwenda.  
Byenkya: And you have the sale agreements?
Kyohaire: Yes, my lord.

Byenkya: Are those all the titles?
Kyohaire: Yes.
Byenkya: I see that in respect of plot 29 Mr Henry Kimera sold the land using powers of attorney from Alexander Ssimbwa. Do you have a copy of the powers of attorney?
Kyohaire: I have it but I did not come with it. 
Byenkya: In respect of plot 25, I see that Henry Kimera sold as the administrator of the estate of Harold Kagolo Kimera. Have you brought the letters administration?
Kyohaire: I will crosscheck, my lord. 
Byenkya: In respect of plot 37, I see that Brian Mugabi Iga is the one who sold as the registered attorney for Mwenda David Ssimbwa. Do you have that power of attorney?
Kyohaire: I have them.

Byenkya: For plot 39, David Mwenda Ssimbwa seems to sell it for himself without the requirement of an attorney. Did he sign for himself?
Kyohaire: It is true, my lord. 
Byenkya: Do you have an explanation why in one agreement he needs an attorney and in another he doesn’t?  
Kyohaire: Where there was a requirement for powers of attorney, Mwenda David was not staying around. He stays in United Kingdom. 
Byenkya: You seem to be the majority shareholder in this company. Is there a managing director?
Kyohaire: I’m the managing director and Martin Chang. 
Byenkya: You cannot be two managing directors. Is there one who has executive powers?
Kyohaire: It is Martin Chang.

Byenkya: The reason why I’m asking is because when an agreement for plot 27 was signed, I see that the purchaser for the company signed in Chinese language. And then I see there is a witness who appears to be Anna Kyohaire.

I’m wondering how you could be the majority shareholder yet when it comes to decisions of purchase and signing, it is the other way round. That the minority shareholder is the one who signs and the majority shareholder is only a witness…

Kyohaire: I think that’s a mistake, my lord. 
Byenkya: Who is the financer of this company?
Kyohaire: There is nobody who funds us.
Byenkya: Who contributed the most capital for this company?
Kyohaire: The money came from the business that we do for spare parts. 
Bamugemereire: And where did the capital for the spare parts business come from?
Kyohaire: Originally my husband had a business in Taiwan. He still has businesses there. 
Byenkya: So, he basically brought the capital to start this company…
Kyohaire: Yes, my lord.

Byenkya: Where you the majority shareholder from its incorporation?
Kyohaire: At the beginning, I’m not sure. But I can crosscheck. 
Byenkya: From when did you start to know that you’re the majority shareholder?
Kyohaire: Around 2009.
Byenkya: Was that the time when you started to buy land?
Kyohaire: No, my lord. 
Byenkya: The reason I’m asking is because you know the kind of land that you hold. It is mailo. Do you and your husband also know that it is illegal for non-Ugandans to hold that land?    
Kyohaire: Yes.

Byenkya: You bought land but I don’t see anything which talks about Bibanja holders on the land..
Kyohaire: My lord, it’s true it’s not there.
Byenkya: When you were buying the land from what we have been hearing from a number of witnesses, that this land had been heavily occupied by people. Some of the testimonies talk of 1,400 people living in a number of villages. And these villages are so established that they have LC 1 and village councils. Were you aware of the presence of these people?
Kyohaire: They were in some parts and others were empty.

Byenkya: Since you knew that they were Bibanja holders on the land, I’m wondering whether you took some legal advice by the time you were entering these agreements…
Kyohaire: We tried to find out, my lord. 
Byenkya: According to the law, any person planning to sell land must offer that land to the people occupying the land first. Did you take trouble to find out whether this requirement had been fulfilled? 
.'To say the truth we told the people but…

Byenkya: I need you to provide that evidence because according to the [law], this offer must be given with detail and clarity. And it must be set out in order for the person to whom the offer is made, to understand the offer and respond. And those people must be given three month. So, I expect you to produce a document where you wrote to each of those occupants and made them that proposal setting out that they can buy and how much they can buy. And even giving them the three months to respond…

Kyohaire: The ones who sold to me told me they worked on it but they did not give me the documents. 
Byenkya: But these are a lot of people. You didn’t ask for it?
Kyohaire: I did not bother to ask. 
Byenkya: And do I think that was in light of the agreement that was saying you are the one to take responsibility?
Kyohaire: My lord, I had the thought to speak to the Bibanja holders.

Byenkya: Let us talk about your methods of negotiations. Let’s talk about Mr Sam Senkinga. Do you know him?
Kyohaire: I have heard of him.
Byenkya: What do you know about him?
Kyohaire: He was a resident on that land.
Byenkya: You have produced some agreements with a number of residents which you have submitted to the commission. Is Senkinga one of them? 
Kyohaire: Yes, my lord.

Byenkya: Let us go to Senkinga’s agreement. You signed an agreement with Senkinga with a company called Quality Parts. Senkinga testified here and I have reason to believe that he is the same person. Because this is what he said when we asked him if he had land in Kichocholo.

He says he had approximately 16 acres of land, of which seven acres was a coffee plantation. He says he had four and a half acres of eucalyptus trees in his testimony. Your agreement [however says] he had 4 acres which is close. He talks of 4.5 acres of bananas. So, do you think we are talking about the same person [Senkinga]?

Kyohaire: You’re right, my lord.
Byenkya: So, is he one of the occupants that you talked to?
Kyohaire: He’s one of them.

Byenkya: Let me give you more details about Senkinga. He is a family man. He has two wives and 13 children. And he was living on that land with his people and all that property that you compensated. So, he says that sometime, in 2015, your company came and you have a manager called Steven and he was approaching people to buy. So, he says the Chinese [Chang], the wife to the Chinese [Anna] and the manager approached me but “I declined to sell.” Do you think they are talking about you there?

Kyohaire: [remains silent for a while, takes a long sigh] yes, my lord.
Byenkya: He said: “Ann offered to buy every acre at Shs 600,000. I told her that I would only sell the entire Kibanja to her at Shs 100 million. Anna said that money would only buy land in Kampala.” And he says your negotiations failed. What do you think of that evidence, is it truthful?
Kyohaire: That is not true, my lord. 
Byenkya: What is not true? That you have never offered to buy his land?
Kyohaire: I have never met him. 
Byenkya: Did you have a manager called Steven?
Kyohaire: Yes, my lord. 
Byenkya: What were his full names?
Kyohaire: Steven Tumwine.

Byenkya: Senkinga says: “after negotiations failed, I was approached by a manager called Steven. He said he had been sent by Anna to survey my Kibanja.” And he thought you were going to pay him the money that he asked for but you surveyed the land and left…Is that also false?
Kyohaire: It’s not true, my lord.

Byenkya: Let me tell you what happened on the March 17, 2016. He was leaving his home heading to Kabando. And he was riding on a Boda Boda. He was stopped by men. He says he knew those men because they were working for your company. He says: “one of them lifted his panga and started cutting me. They cut my left hand, left leg and my head and they left me to die.”

From there he was rescued by passers-by and taken to hospital where he spent about a month. And this is what he says about you Anna: He added: “My father spoke to them urging them to pay my medical bills. They said they didn’t have money. That if I wanted to sort my medical bill, the only way was to receive Shs 16 million for Kibanja. I initially refused as the value for my Kibanja was higher.

The wife of the Chinese said she had Shs 16 million. I eventually accepted to save my life. I was paid at my hospital bed by the Chinese wife’s brother Abel and the manager, Steven Tumwine now deceased…they came with their documents which I signed but they didn’t give me a copy. ” Let’s go back to your agreement, I see someone whom he said for Quality Parts. Can you read that name?  

Affected residents turned up in huge numbers

Kyohaire: Tweranaho Abel. He is my brother.
Byenkya: When I see this agreement, it upholds the story that Sam Senkinga told us. The figures are accurate. The people who participated in making the agreement are the same. And you can see when you look at the signature that he is not a literate person. How did you end up paying Senkinga money if his story was false?
Kyohaire: The father to Senkinga approached the manager and told him he wanted to sell his Kibanja. 
Byenkya: Did they tell you that he was in hospital and a victim of a brutal beating?
Kyohaire: I heard about that. 
Byenkya: Did you know that he was accusing your employees for putting him into that state?
Kyohaire: I heard of it. 
Byenkya: So, how do you go into entering an agreement with a person in such circumstances?

Kyohaire: The relatives approached us that they wanted to be paid. 
Byenkya: Don’t you think that another party would look at it as taking advantage of what you had done?
Kyohaire: It’s not like that. 
Byenkya: Tell us about Steven Tumwine?
Kyohire: He was murdered. 
Byenkya: Why do you think he was murdered? Do you think it has anything to do with activities of your company?
Kyohaire: I don’t know. 
Byenkya: Do you know if any people charged of his murder?
Kyohaire: They are some I heard of. 
Byenkya: Were they residents of that area?
Kyohaire: The ones I heard of are residents.

Byenkya: Do some of them include leaders of the local people?
Kyohaire: [witness remains silent]
Byenkya: Ok, let me give you a name. Richard Semuwomba Ssalongo, a resident of Butolo. He was the LC I chairman until you put him in jail. He was serving the people…do you know him?
Kyohaire: I have heard of him.
Byenkya: Let me tell you of another leader, Simon Ategeka, from Nakasozi. Is he one of those accused for the murdering Tumwine?
Kyohaire: I didn’t know he is one of those accused. 
Byenkya: If your activities are so innocent, how come that most people accused of murdering Tumwine are political leaders?
Kyohaire: I don’t know why it’s like that.

Byenkya: The truth is; you have a war with the people. That war is because of the way you have approached them. It has resulted in the death of Tumwine. It has resulted in the disability of Senkinga. It has resulted into jailing of nine political leaders accused of killing Tumwine. And that war has created widows…in your statement you’re saying everything is fine. Tell us how you want to talk to these people?
Kyohaire: All those things being said are lies. 
Byenkya: Why are these people telling lies about you?
Kyohaire: I think they are people trying to fail the project. As residents they have no problem but there are leaders telling them not to negotiate. 
Byenkya: So, you have been blaming the leaders?
Kyohaire: I don’t blame political leaders but instead of telling them how to go about it, they try to make the project fail. 
Byenkya: So, is it a coincidence that when Tumwine died, some of these political leaders were charged?    
Kyohaire: It’s not like that.   

Suuza: How old is Chang?
Kyohaire: 65 years. 
Suuza: When did he come to Uganda?
Kyohaire: I’m not sure but I met him in 2000. 
Suuza: When did you get married to him?
Kyohaire: 2005. 
Suuza: What kind of marriage did you contract?
Kyohaire: We did introduction but we did not get a certificate.
Suuza: Would I be correct if I concluded that this firm wanted to find a lawful way of owning land and therefore not only are you treating the residents in an unlawful manner but your company owns this land illegally? Or you own it through a scheme that was purely contrived to defeat the laws of Uganda?
Kyohaire: It’s not like that, my lord.
Commissioner Mary Ochan: When was your husband born?

Kyohaire: I don’t remember. 
Ochan: Your husband was born in September 4, 1943 according to records that you submitted. How old does that make him?
Kyohaire: [witness remains silent]
Ochan: Your husband is 74 years and not 65 as you testified. This makes me wonder how much of your husband you really know…
Kyohaire: I really know him. 
Ochan: What do you know about him?
Kyohaire: I’m not sure about the time he came.
Ochan: You have been married for about 15 years and up to now you have not asked him when he came to Uganda?
Kyohaire: I had not bothered, my lord.

Ochan: Are you really married to him?
Kyohaire: Yes, I only made a mistake in years. 
Ochan: You didn’t know his age, birthday. But what worries me is that you not knowing when he came to Uganda. It seems your name was just put on this company to enable them get land…
Bamugemereire: It has come to our attention that there is a likelihood that you have more titles that you have not declared or that the ones you have do not amount to the land you are using. Can you confirm that it’s only the five titles that you have?
Kyohaire: Those are the only ones we have, my lord. 
Bamugemereire: It’s most likely that you’re entitled to 4.5 squares miles and you’re using 10 square miles and you are harassing everybody…Does a foreign investor has any involvement in agriculture?
Kyohaire: That I didn’t know, my lord. 
Bamugemereire: You cut down people’s plantations, demolished houses and wrecked havoc on the locals. You will do me a favour and go with my investigators and they take you through what happened in that area. Thank you. 

alitwaha@observer.ug

How in the State of Buganda a land ‘surveyor’ seems to have ended up taking 1,000 acres from a landed family:

August 21, 2017

Written by ALI TWAHA

On Friday last week, SWAIB YIGA appeared before the Catherine Bamugemereire-led commission of inquiry into land matters.

Yiga is accused of torture, masquerading as a surveyor, compromising government officials and fraudulently grabbing more than 1,000 acres of land from beneficiaries of the late Yokobo Lukwago's estate in Nakaseke district.

During cross-examination by Ebert Byenkya, the commission's lead counsel, Yiga denied any wrongdoing as he explained how events unfolded. Ali Twaha captured the proceedings.

Swaib Yiga before the probe

Byenkya: My lord, I had just reminded Swaib that he took oath in Luweero district. Mr Swaib, you have been attending a number of hearings since you testified.
Yiga: Yes, my lord.

Byenkya: Since you testified, we have had a bit of evidence regarding various matters. We heard a surveyor, [Francis Barungi], who helped you in sub-diving and surveying. We have heard some members of Yakobo’s family that you dealt with. We have heard from the bibanja holders, the OC police station at Kapeeka.

Others are Ssekalogo Godfrey who was arrested for apparently taking maize from your firm; Steven Mukumbya who says you committed an act of torture when you accused him of stealing. There are a lot of witnesses. Before I ask you, is there any matter that you want to say first in response to all these testimonies?

Yiga: I request this commission to be very impartial and handle this issue carefully.
Byenkya: Is there anything you want to say in particular to any witness testimonies?
b I have carefully listened to the surveyor’s evidence touching the matter. But it’s unfortunate that he [Barungi] has told so many lies to this commission.

Among them is denying that he has [ever] received money from me. Before we started the job in Balitira and Naluvule, we had an agreement. At Naluvule, we agreed with him that he will do the job at Shs 50 million. I first paid Shs 42 million. After carving off Naluvule land, he stopped working and demanded for his balance first. I used to pay Shs 20,000 for his accommodation and I have all the receipts to prove it.  

Byenkya: So, you have all those receipts?
Yiga: I have not come with them today.
Byenkya: Make a note and provide those receipts. Regarding the money you said you paid him as professional fees, do you have any receipts for that?
Yiga: No, I don’t. But I gave him that money in the presence of six witnesses including the LC-1 chairperson of Senda. 
Byenkya: So, you don’t have receipts?
Yiga: We didn’t make one.
Byenkya: Is it true when Barungi describes you as a broker?
Yiga: It’s true, my lord. 
Byenkya: We have been listening to testimonies and it seems that you go around presenting yourself as a surveyor.
Yiga: I have never done that. In fact, that’s why I brought [Barungi] because he knows everything. When I get a job, I bring in technical people.
Byenkya: Were you here when Simon Lwanga [heir to late Lukwago’s estate] was testifying?
Yiga: Yes, my lord.

The land probe commissioners

Byenkya: We were told that you were introduced to them by Ssentongo in the capacity of a surveyor.
Yiga: Ssentongo found me in the company of surveyors, who were working on some land. 
Byenkya: Let’s go to a survey report by Survey Tech. According to the report Barungi presented, he said initially he had instructions to open up Block 292 and 273. Are you familiar with those two blocks?
Yiga: Yes, my lord. 
Byenkya: It transpired that his report was purely about Block 292. What happened to 273?   
Yiga: That’s another lie. Because he is the same person who opened the boundaries of Block 273. 
Byenkya: It seems the Administrator General doesn’t know about it. Since you know about it, what happened?
Yiga: We agreed that Block 292 is not inclusive. Block 273 is in Kapeeka sub-county. The land title was not available at the moment… 
Byenkya: And in whose name was Block 273 on the blue page?
Yiga: [The late] Lukwago.

Byenkya: So, it belongs to the estate of Lukwago?
Yiga: Yes, my lord. 
Byenkya: What happened to that land?
Yiga: We were told that we should survey the land and make titles and transfer them from the blue page to the white page. 
Byenkya: And who gave you those instructions?
Yiga: We agreed with the beneficiaries of Eriasaf Ssali.
Byenkya: How big is Block 273?
Yiga: I don’t remember. But the titles were made.
Byenkya: In whose name is that title?
Yiga: In the names of the Administrator General. It was later transferred to the names of Simon Lwanga and Edith Ssali.
Byenkya: Do you own any part of Block 273?
Yiga: Not currently. But I had been promised part of that land, around 15 acres. 
Byenkya: What were the particulars of the title that came out?    

Yiga: On Block 273, there is Plot 12 and 29. 
Byenkya: And you say you cannot remember the sizes of those two plots?
Yiga: I can’t remember.
Byenkya: Since they are on the blue page, it was in the name of Yakobo. How did it end up with the children of Eriasaf Ssali?
Yiga: Those children, after surveying their land at Balatila, they were supposed to get 185 acres plus 44 acres. However, the land they got was measuring 135 acres. And they were supposed to get the other land in Kapeeka. 
Byenkya: Are you saying it’s in the Administrator General’s name? Because our evidence indicates the land was not revealed to her.
Yiga: That title was transferred and it belongs to the children. 
Byenkya: Was it through the Administrator General or did you do your own arrangements?
Yiga: The Administrator General. 
Byenkya: You also heard us discuss Plot 188, the 400 acres. The surveyor testified that initially, the residue of land of Yakobo at Balatila was 1,418 acres.
Yiga: I don’t remember the acres. On the 400 acres, I got the chance to see the file while at the DSSI. We found out that Wamala’s signature had been forged and I photocopied that file.

Byenkya: That doesn’t answer the question. The land on the blue page was still in the name of Yakobo. Whether they were forged documents, they were not affected. 
Yiga: That’s not the way it was. 
Byenkya: But this is your surveyor, Mr Barungi. It’s the report you gave to the Administrator General. So, had the 400 acres been transferred because they were still on the blue page, in the names of Yakobo?
Yiga: It was in the names of Robert Wamala and Joyce Namugambwa. And that file was to carve it off to the white page. 
Byenkya: The 400 acres; is it the one you told the family you had recovered?
Yiga: That land had a lot of controversies involving one Badru, who claimed ownership. There were other buyers I heard about…After a long fight with them at Bukalasa land office, they accepted defeat and gave up on the land.      
Byenkya: So, you then asked to be given extra payment for helping solve the dispute?
Yiga: I was given land and an agreement was made.

Byenkya: And how much did they agree to give you?
Yiga: According to the agreement, they gave me 75 acres. When we got to the Administrator General, they requested that I reduce the acreage by five acres, which I accepted much as the agreement states 75 acres.
Byenkya: So, this 400 acres was supposed to be paid after you recovered that land?
Yiga: They were satisfied with what I had done to get that land.
Byenkya: I am reading from the report: “That land became Plot 188.” Isn’t it?
Yiga: I don’t remember, my lord.
Byenkya: I am telling you. This is a survey report you presented to the Administrator General. And it says Plot 187 was measuring 1,003 acres. And then Plot 188 acres measuring 415.43 acres. Is that true?
Yiga: Yes, my lord.

Byenkya: According to the report, 188 was sub-divided further as follows; Plot 203, Plot 204, Plot 205, and Plot 206. And a certificate of titles of 203 was issued on July 23, 2015 for 100 acres. And they say, 70 acres was given to Swaib Yiga and counsel Kawalya.
Yiga: That report was not true.
Byenkya: But this is the report that you presented with your partner to the Administrator General?
Yiga: That surveyor is technical [person]. I am not technical. 
Byenkya: When you say, the report is not true. Why is that?
Yiga: Because there was a balance of 30 acres and I had taken 70 acres. 
Byenkya: Yes, that is what I’m talking about, the 100 acres…
Yiga: The 30 acres were given to the children of the late Catherine Nagawa.
Byenkya: You have admitted to getting 70 acres, what was not true?
Yiga: Since the surveyor made that report, I have never seen that provision.

Byenkya: Anyway, I’m more interested in you and Plot 188. Who owns Plot 204?
Yiga: The family sold that Plot to Mr Daniel Kasoma. 
Byenkya: I have a list here, and when you look at the inventory, it says, Plot 204 was sold to Swaib by Nampewo Jessica and Namugambwa. Are you sure you are not the owner of Plot 204?
Yiga: I am sorry. Kasoma bought 205.
Byenkya: Somehow 204, which had no title, ended up in your name? 
Yiga: I only bought off 204 from the beneficiaries and I have the agreements.  
Byenkya: When did you buy that?
Yiga: On January 16, 2017.

Byenkya: What I am wondering about is; this is your survey report. According to the surveyor, you are partners. On that day, when you were reporting to the Administrator General, you told her that only one title had come out. And these other plots you didn’t mention them.

And then, immediately, the Administrator General transferred to you those titles even without the other titles being accounted for. What happened?

Yiga: It’s true, I was given Plot 203 but the other two plots I have never been given. 
Byenkya: Which other plots?
Yiga: Plot 204 and 206.
Byenkya: On my list, it says “taken by Swaib, Plot 206 measuring 102 and 744 acres” it seems you also ended up with that title. Are you sure, if we check, the title of Plot 206 is not in your name?
Yiga: Plot 206 is not in my names. 
Byenkya: You know that it’s very easy to trace these divisions and transfers in the land office. That’s why I want you to stick to the truth. 
Yiga: The titles I have from that Plot is 244 and 249. 
Byenkya: Let me give you some other plots and see whether they are not in your name. How about Plot 237?
Yiga: That one is in my names.

 

Byenkya: Plot 204.
Yiga: I have not transferred it yet.
Byenkya: But you’re in the possession of the title?
Yiga: The title is there.
Byenkya: Plot 205. 
Yiga: That one too, but not yet transferred into my names. 
Byenkya: Plot 236, with 17 acres.
Yiga: I bought it from Jessica Nampewo and Namugambwa.
Byenkya: Plot 245.
Yiga: It’s in my names measuring 135 acres. I bought it from the beneficiaries of the late Eriasaf Ssali.  
Byenkya: Plot 247.
Yiga: I bought it from Nampewo Jane, the eldest daughter of the family. 
Byenkya: Plot 248.
Yiga: I don’t remember that one.

Byenkya: Do you have part of Plot 200 bought from Ssali Wamala?
Yiga: Yes, but it hasn’t been carved off. He still demands some money from me. I bought 29 acres.     
Byenkya: Plot 242 of Lwanga.  
Yiga: I bought it.
Byenkya: Plot 243, with 29 acres.
Yiga: I bought it. 
Byenkya: Plot 244.
Yiga: It is mine. 
Byenkya: It says here you received it as a surveyor. 
Yiga: That was for the work of surveying the land.
Byenkya: But you’re not a surveyor. 
Yiga: But I facilitated that job. It was not an easy job.

Byenkya: I’m just concerned on what you and Barungi were contracted to do. This estate used to have 1,418 acres of land. Is that correct?
Yiga: I don’t remember very well.
Byenkya: It’s in your survey report. How many of those acres do you own?
Yiga: It is about 1,000 acres.
Byenkya: So, you’re sitting on more than two thirds of the property and the beneficiaries are complaining. How is it possible that it’s only you who buys their land?
Yiga: They tried to source for buyers but I’m the only one who had cash available.

Byenkya: Do you know a young man called Steven Mukumbya?
Yiga: Yes, I do. 
Byenkya: How do you know him?
Yiga: On April 10, 2015, I was in Kampala. I was called by Kiggundu [my worker] and he told me there was trouble on the farm.

Some three days ago, I had deducted salaries from my employees for theft of my properties. I told them that I won’t make losses yet I paid them to take care of the farm. The workers resolved that they will search for a thief. I don’t know what happened after that. I think they locked him [Mukumbya] up in the house; all that I was being told, my lord.    

Byenkya: Did you know him?
Yiga: Yes, Mukumbya never attended school. 
Byenkya: Was he your employee?
Yiga: I used to see him on the farm. 
Byenkya: So, it’s possible he was your employee?
Yiga: He wasn’t my employee. Even in my records, I don’t know if he exists. I saw him when he was caught.  
Byenkya: So, what happened to him when they brought him to you?  Do you know how old he is?
Yiga: I don’t know.
Byenkya: He is 15 years old now. 
Yiga: I just heard that today.
Byenkya: When you saw him, how old did you think he was?
Yiga: He’s not that old. I warned my workers not to beat that boy.

Bamugemereire: Why were you saying that? Were they beating him and you could hear it?
Yiga: No. I told them I’m driving back. I instructed Kiggundu to keep an eye on Mukumbya not to be hurt. When I arrived, I found him up a tree. 
Byenkya: Who had told him to be on the tree?
Yiga: It was Kiggundu. Before he could climb down, I first asked him, if he had stolen. He replied to me that “Yes, I stole your things.”

He said he had one phone at home. But the second one, he had sold it to his brother at Shs 10,000. I told him to climb down. His uncle and some villagers were around.

Byenkya: Was the name of his uncle Jackson Kinene?
Yiga: Yes, he also sold me four acres of land.
Byenkya: Did you put him in your car boot?   
Yiga: I can’t do that. 
Byenkya: How did you take him?
Yiga: I told him, Kiggundu, and his uncle to get inside and we drove off up to the chairperson of Kabira because he is in charge of his area of residence…The chairman told me he was fed up of Mukumbya’s behavior. He said that Mukumbya had just been accused of ‘raping’ a pig.

Bamugemereire: Is that why you also chose to touch his genitals?  
Yiga: I didn’t. I am a Hajji!
Bamugemereire: Then explain to us why the child is in that state?
Yiga: My lord, I am speaking the truth. I have children too. I can’t get pliers and squeeze someone’s genitals. 
Byenkya: But you know that’s what he has accused you of?
Yiga: I was told. I can’t do something that terrible. I ask that the boy be taken to a good hospital and checked. If there is evidence that I tortured him, only then, will I be answerable.

Byenkya: Did you report the case?
Yiga: I always report things. If his mother was not sure that her son stole my things, she would not have agreed to pay me. 
Byenkya: Do you know that she had to sell her cow for Shs 900,000 to pay you?
Yiga: I dint know about that. I only wanted my compensation for the loss. 
Byenkya: Evidence before us shows you tortured this compensation from the boy and the mother.
Yiga: I have never done that. 
Bamugemereire: Mr Swaib, this evening, you will go with my police and show us whether you made a statement at police. If the statement is there, they will let you go. If it’s not there, they will take you to Wandegeya police and you make a statement. Thank you.

alitwaha@observer.ug

A Central Government Judge in the legal case between the King of Buganda and the citizen of Uganda fears to attend to the case.

By Andante Okanya

 

Added 16th March 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Mabirizi 

 The King of Buganda Kingdom

 

 

The man who sued the Kabaka, querying the Buganda land registration rationale, will have to wait longer to ascertain if the judge will quit the case or not.

On Thursday, Justice Patricia Basaza-Wasswa was expected to deliver a ruling on an application filed by Male Mabirizi, requesting her to quit over conflict of interest.

Appearing in her chambers at the civil division of the High Court in Kampala, the judge explained to the parties in the case, that she was unable to deliver the ruling.

“I am not ready. I will give it another date,” Basaza-Wasswa said but did not elaborate on reasons for the delay.

Mabirizi was in court, and so was the Kabaka’s lawyer Isaac Mpanga, assisted by Cyrus Baguma.

Accordingly, she deferred judgement to March 31.

Mabirizi query on judge

Mabirizi contends there is conflict of interest on account of Basaza-Wasswa’s previous work with Kalenge, Bwanika & Company Advocates, from 1993 to 1998. The firm currently operates as Kalenge, Bwanika & Ssawa Advocates.

Prior, two judges Henrietta Wolayo and Lydia Mugambe, quit the case, after Mabirizi claimed bias.

Mabirizi, who operates a money lending business, has law degree from Makerere University. However, he says he deliberately declined to go to Law Development Centre for a diploma in legal practice.

Dressed in a black business suit, Mabirizi, who operates a money lending business, moved with an assistant who carried a big bag, containing documents.

Background

The case arose on last year August 8, with Mabirizi seeking a pronouncement that compulsory registration of people living on land registered in the Kabaka's name at a sh600,000 fee,  is illegal.

Mabirizi contends that the Kabaka is only a trustee of the official mailo land. He wants court to denounce the 10% charge levied by BLB on the sale value of land.

But the Kabaka has dismissed Mabirizi's claims, stating that registration is voluntary.

The response is contained in the affidavit of Bashir Kizito, the head of Physical Planning and Survey at BLB.

Kizito contends that Kabaka has never deprived anybody any person of a right to own property, and does not intend to do so.

 

He explains the 10% charge, saying it is consented to as transfer fee under Section 34 of Uganda's Land Act.  E

 

Minister Nadduli owa Uganda assubiza okununula ebibira bya Uganda, kikomyewo embeera zo budde enungi mu nsi: 

By Musasi wa Bukedde

Added 16th January 2017

 

MINISITA akola guno na guli, Hajji Abdul Nadduli asabye Pulezidenti Museveni amukwase omulimu gw’okuzzaawo ebibira mu ggwanga okusobola okulwanyisa ekyeya.

 

Minister wa Government ya NRM mu Uganda, Hajji Abdul Nadduli

 

BYA SARAH TUSHABE

MINISITA akola guno na guli, Hajji Abdul Nadduli asabye Pulezidenti Museveni amukwase omulimu gw’okuzzaawo ebibira mu ggwanga okusobola okulwanyisa ekyeya.

Nadduli agambye nti ebitongole ebirina obuvunaanyizibwa okukuuma ebibira byesuuliddeyo gwa naggamba kwe kulaba ng'abantu basanyizzaawo ebibira ekiviiriddeko eggwanga okulumbibwa ekyeya.

“Eggwanga litubidde mu kyeya ekyeraliikirizza buli muntu nga kino kivudde ku balina okukuuma ebibiira abaava edda ku mulimu gwabwe nga kyetagisaamu abalwanyi nga nze okukwasibwa omulimu guno tuzzeewo ebibira,” bw'atyo Nadduli bwe yagambye.

Bino Naduli yabyogedde awayaamu n’omusasi wa Bukedde n'ategeeza nti Pulezidenti asaanye amukkirize amuwe omulimu gw’okuzzaawo ebibira wamu ne balwanyi banne abalina omutima gw’obutonde bw’ensi okusobola okulwanyisa ekyeya.

 

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Kituufu sebo Nadduli. Kubanga mwabitema mutya abayekera okwekwekamu balwanyise government ya NRM okuddamu omuze gwa UPC ogwokubba obululu. Kakano mubizzewo nga bwemubikuuma anti namwe muganidde mubuyinza!

 


 "Mengo sold Namasole land near Bugema University to Muhoozi Kainerugaba", local residents claim:

13 January, 2017

 

Posted by Buganda Watch

 

On January 3, 2017, a member of staff at Bugema University in Bugema, Bulemeezi County, tipped Buganda Watch about an operation by Buganda Land Board (BLB) staff to evict bibanja (land plot) holders on a large piece of land covering Bunsule, Kamira, Lukyamu and Bugema villages next to the university (see red boundary in the story image). The next day, BugandaWatch confirmed that the BLB staff were indeed evicting families, including many whose ancestors got the bibanja (plots) from Namasole between 1930 and 1966.

 

Namasole cultural land near Bugema University

 

The few residents willing to talk to BugandaWatch all claimed that BLB had sold Namasole’s land in the area to president Museveni’s son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba. And they expressed much anger at what they called Mayiga’s and Kiwalabye’s arrogance.

The BLB staff reportedly offered each family one acre of land around their house as their new registered plot if they gave up the rest of the land. Most families were on 3 – 5 acres. However, there was one family that said that they were cultivating 40 acres and were allowed to keep 5. The BLB staff were reportedly guarded by a heavily armed Uganda security personnel who all looked like foreigners and it appears that the frightened residents have no plans to resist.

The office of Namasole in Baganda is a hereditary cultural institution for the Kabaka’s mother. Namasole’s land was part of the Buganda Kingdom land which was forcibly stolen by Uganda government in 1966. Because the Kabaka does not publically speak on these types of issues, there is no way to verify if he personally ordered the operation as Mr. Mayiga, Mr. Kiwalabye and BLB staff tell his angry and hungry subjects.

One non-Muganda man whose grandfather came to the area in 1951 told BugandaWatch in confidence that his own family was in a lot of fear because what Mayiga and Kiwalabye are doing with Muhoozi can put their lives in serious danger in a few years.

He explained, “The Baganda around here have been very welcoming to Bahima, Banyarwanda and Basamya  since 1950. But they can also be extremely dangerous if you humiliate them. When Obote was in power, UPC youth wingers abused and humiliated the people and when he fell, every UPC house was burnt down. Some people even died and many had to run as far as Tororo or Kenya.”

He added, “Although I use Baganda names from a certain clan, a few elders know that my grandfather came as a laborer from Rwanda  65 year ago. Our children only know that they are Baganda because their father is a Muganda who married a Munyarwanda. Up to now, all the elders who know protect me because we are all supporters of both Museveni and Kabaka. However, if Mayiga and Kiwalabye arrogantly bring Muhoozi here with his Bahima and Banyarwanda soldiers,  I do not know if the elders can continue to protect me.”

A source in the Land Office at Bukalasa, Bulemeezi County, has told BugandaWatch by phone that Namasole owns about 1,000 to 1,800 acres (1.5 – 2.0 square miles) to the east and south of the Seventh Day Adventist Bugema University. The source could not find out if  Bugema University leases any land from Namasole.

 

Foreign African tribesmen are grabbing lands in the oil-rich districts of Buganda and Bunyoro as if there is no tomorrow:

According to the report, oil and gas installations are within 200 metres from the lakeshore, which land cannot be surveyed or titled by any individual

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1ST, 2017

Treasure. Part of the disputed land in the oil-rich Hoima District. To address the rising tensions over land, Buliisa District Council has developed a land ordinance that seeks to document customs of land ownership, land use and transfer. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA

After the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) got a 25-year oil production license in 2013, it hired a land acquisition consultant.
The company started out on the assumption that land on which it was going to operate - in Buhuka parish, Kyangwali Sub-county in Hoima District, was communally owned. It would later discover that the land hosting its oil facilities was surveyed and/or titled in the names of some individuals.
CNOOC petitioned the government, and a joint team from the Lands and Energy ministries probed the matter. The probe found that most of the transactions that had led to the titling of the land were replete with errors, including omission of fees and premium, and misleading information from area land committees.
According to the report, oil and gas installations are within 200 metres from the lakeshore, which land cannot be surveyed or titled by any individual.
“Community leaders believe that land in their village is communally owned and no individual can, therefore, survey or title it,” the report said.

On August 27, the Lands minister, Ms Betty Amongi, announced in the oil-rich Buhuka Parish that 15 land titles that had been fraudulently processed in the area had been cancelled.
“We have come to inform you that the freehold titles that were processed on your communal land were issued illegally. The titles have been cancelled and the land is customarily owned,” Ms Amongi said.
To address the rising tensions over land, Buliisa District Council has developed a land ordinance that seeks to document customs of land ownership, land use and transfer.
“It seeks to formalise land markets and transactions,” says Mr Bernard Tugume, a lands officer in Buliisa District. It also establishes a land arbitration committee that will address land conflicts. The district is also registering land owned customarily and clans that will manage it.

 An oil rig in the middle of the continent of Africa, alongside the Western Rift Valley, BY FAISWAL KASIRYE.

 

Legal dispute with oil companies
A group of indigenous communities in the Albertine graben have sued government, Tullow Oil Uganda, Total E&P Uganda and CNOOC Uganda Ltd seeking damages and a court declaration that all titles granted to speculators before and after oil discovery declarations were fraudulently obtained and, therefore, null and void.
The communities under the Bunyoro Kitara Reparations Agency (BUKITAREPA) have asked court to cancel fraudulently obtained titles issued to individuals for purposes of getting pole position in respect to oil royalties accruing from oil and other mineral explorations.

In its suit, filed by Mr Ayena Odongo and company advocates, BUKITAREPA claims that oil firms failed/omitted/neglected to give legal recognition and protection to land for indigenous people with due regard to their customs, traditions and land tenure systems.
“Many communities were forcefully removed from their land and forced to relocate without their free, prior and informed consent and without entering into any agreement with them on just and fair compensation and where possible, with an option of return to their land,” the plaint filed at Masindi High Court, reads in part.

In their joint defense filed by Sebalu & Lule advocates on July 11, the oil companies stated that no land has been given out or transferred to them by government.
They aver that they comply with local laws before acquiring any interest in land. “Where any interest in land has been acquired, due diligence was conducted and necessary legal and contractual agreements entered into.
Tullow Uganda, Total E&P Uganda and CNOOC Uganda Ltd contend that they hold oil licenses validly issued by government and all their activities are conducted in accordance with licenses issues under the law.
The oil firms state that BUKITAREPA is not entitled to any declaration, order or consequential order in respect to land titles issued to third parties that are not party to the suit. They pray that the suit be dismissed with costs.

Legal aid
Civil Response on Environment and Development (CRED), an advocacy NGO has documented oil influenced injustices in the Albertine graben.
Mr Bashir Twesigye, a lawyer and executive director of CRED, observes that Uganda’s legal regime guiding land rights does not provide adequate tenure security for customary land owners.
“Land titles, no matter how fraudulently acquired, easily supersede customary claims in practice,” he says.
CRED is sensitising communities in the Albertine region on their land rights and provides legal support to community groups and vulnerable individuals whose rights are abused.
CRED is also supporting community groups that jointly own land to apply for communal land associations.

“So far, 11 community groups in Buliisa District have been supported to apply and the ministry of Lands has agreed to support the formation of community land associations,” Mr Twesigye said.
The land disputes are raging in various villages.
Two hundred and fifty families are in a makeshift camp after they were violently evicted in Rwamutonga village in Hoima District, where MCAlester Energy Resources Ltd had proposed to set up an oil waste treatment plant. About 635 families were evicted in Muziranduru, Kigyagyo and Kyandagano villages in Kiziranfumbi Sub-county, where Hoima Sugar Ltd has set up a sugar factory and plantation.

Intervention from “above”
On July 21, 2015, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda held a meeting to address repeated concerns by communities who were displaced from Bukinda village, Kyangwali Sub-county during the implementation of recommendations of the inter-ministerial verification committee for Kyangwali refugee settlement land.
“The purpose of this letter is to request you to temporarily resettle the estimated 2,000 displaced persons back to where they were removed from,” reads part of Dr Rugunda’s letter dated August 6, 2015 to the permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister.

“This is only an interim and humanitarian measure to alleviate human suffering,” the premier added.
To date, the evicted families live in a makeshift camp in Bukinda village in Kyangwali Sub-county.
On December 8, President Museveni named a commission of inquiry into the effectiveness of the law, policies and processes of land acquisition, land administration, land management and land registration to be chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire.
It appears, many of the speculators who rushed to grab land in the wake of the discovery of oil may end up losing the bet.

 

 

Olutalo okukayanira obwananyini bwe ttaka lya Buganda erye Kibuga Kampala:

AFTER KASESE, IT IS BUKASA

December 9, 2016

Written by Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda

The Uganda Military Police trying to control the demostrating citizens of Bukasa, Kirinya and Kasokoso urban villages of Kampala.

 

On Sunday December 4, I presided over two school concerts at Hamad Islamic and Margaret schools in Bukasa and Kirinya villages respectively.

These schools are located a stone-throw away from my residence. The poor physical state of the classrooms and furniture profile the nature of parents that take their children to these schools. The children looked healthy but many were wearing different colours of socks and shoes. Some were putting on threadbare school uniforms, further revealing the size of their parents’ pockets.

If government maintains its threat of demolishing houses in ten villages in this area, these and more than a dozen primary schools will be no more by the beginning of 2017.

That is what an advert by the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) published in the New Vision on Monday signed by the executive director, Dr Tom Okurut, means. The notice gives occupants of compartments 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 up to December 26 to leave.

“Failure to comply… this Authority … shall take all necessary steps against you including forceful eviction and prosecution…” reads the notice.

For the record, I am not an occupant of any of the above-mentioned compartments. I am just a neighbor, but also the representative for these poor people. Although hiding under Nema, government wants this land for four major infrastructure projects: Bukasa inland port, Standard Gauge Railway, Southern bypass and some electricity extensions.

In fact, this land belongs to National Forestry Authority (NFA), which failed to protect it against encroachment. There is a big problem at NFA. Uganda loses about 9,000sq hectares of forest cover every year and we are only replanting 3,000sq hectares officially. So sleepy are the administrators at NFA that even their headquarters in Bugolobi are being claimed by an Asian.

It is not surprising that these fellows allowed massive encroachment on this land in question commonly known as Namanve central forest reserve. And this encroachment began about six years ago. The occupants, who came during broad daylight, have taken almost all this land and established nearly 10 villages, complete with councils.

Trouble is that those who grabbed the land have since sold and left. Some of the recent buyers don’t even know the history of this place because, in some places, it is difficult to distinguish between NFA and private land.

And to make matters worse, the grabbers did it in the name of Mr Yoweri Museveni. They would establish an office first, plaster it with Museveni campaign posters and descend on the nearby land, parcel it and begin selling. Some of the land has changed hands like five times.

I have been told Mr Museveni has issued an order to Gen Kale Kayihura to drive away occupants of this land. The notice in the newspaper is, therefore, part of the preparatory work.

I met the Standard Gauge Railway working group from the ministry of works and explained to them why people should be compensated before they leave. They told me compensating people will be breaking both the Nema and NFA acts.

So, any time, you may hear of clashes in Bukasa because the many people that have settled here have nowhere to go. Some good-hearted people have told me government can compensate for the developments on the land before asking people to go away.

And I think this is what may stop the bloodshed. I have been told Museveni has also authorized establishment of a military barracks here to help during the eviction exercise.

Interestingly, during the last campaigns, the leadership in some of these villages stopped me from campaigning there. If I did, they argued, government would evict them. Now hundreds of them are streaming to my home every day crying for help.

I had earlier told them Museveni has no friends and he would evict them after elections. The humane part in me is telling me that I must do everything possible to protect them against an uncaring regime that has butchered people in Kasese, jailed a cultural leader and closed Makerere University.

And there is a solution. In Ethiopia, the government, with all its shortcomings, has a resettlement plan. Principally, governments are supposed to resettle people whether they have a claim on a piece of land or not. The NRM government, led by the revolutionary, doesn’t care.

That is the situation that we face in Bweyogerere. I keep asking myself why this regime allowed thousands of people to freely settle in a forest reserve and it is now giving them ultimatums!

 semugs@yahoo.com

The author is Kira Municipality MP.

 

Abatuuze abe Kiteezi, KCCA eganye okudamu okubasasulira enyumba zabwe kasasiro we kibuga Kampala wasulibwa:

By Moses Lemisa

 

Added 6th November 2016

 

Mu Lukiiko olwatudde abatuuze b'omu Kiteezi Lusanja mu Ggombolola ye Nangabo mu Disitulikiti ye Wakiso abalumirizza ekitongole kya KCCA okuyiwa kasasiro mu myala egyali gitambuza amazzi nga kino kyaviirako enkuba okwonoona amayumba gaabwe saako n'ebintu okwonooneka.

 


Abatuuze mu lukiiko lw'ebatuuzizza okutema empenda olwekizibu kino. Balutuuzizza ku emu ku nju ezayononebwa.

 BYA MOSES LEMISA  

ABATUUZE b'omu Lusanja Kiteezi  bawadde KCCA obukwakkulizo okuddabirizza amayumba gaabwe agayonoonebwa enkuba  olwa kasasiro eyayiibwa mu mu myala oba sikyo ensonga bakuzongerayo  mu mateeka.

Mu Lukiiko olwatudde  abatuuze b'omu Kiteezi Lusanja mu Ggombolola ye Nangabo mu Disitulikiti ye Wakiso abalumirizza ekitongole kya KCCA okuyiwa kasasiro mu myala egyali gitambuza amazzi nga kino kyaviirako enkuba okwonoona amayumba gaabwe  saako n'ebintu okwonooneka.

Kino kyawalirizza abakungu ba KCCA okusitukiramu ne bakkaanya n'abatuuze bano ng'ebyakkaanyizibwako  kwaliko okubasasulira amayumba , okubaliyirira ebintu ebyayonoonebwa amazzi ng'era bino byatukukirizibwa nga KCCA ebadde ebasasulira amayumba nga buli Famire ebadde egisasulira 400,000/  buli mwezi nga baali basubiziddwa n'okusasula poloti zaabwe omuli amayumba agayonooneka nga kino kikyalemye nga KCCA egamba nti wakyali obuvuyo ku byapa.


Enju KCCA zebadde esasulirako abatuuze, nga kati yalekedde awo. Ebifaananyi byonna bya Moses Lemisa

KCCA mu April w'omwaka guno  nga 6 yatandiika okusasulira Famire nnya amayumba kyokka nga tebaateesa ku banga ki lye balina kubasasulira nga kati yagaanye okuddamu okubasasulira ng'egamba nti bamale okumalirizza ensonga z'ebyapa ekole kukubasasula mu poloti zaabwe.

 Abantu baategeezezza nti ensonga bakyazikutte mu buntu naye singa KCCA egenda mu maaso n'omubajjolonga bagenda kugenda mu mateeka.

  Francis Iga  omu ku baayonoonebwa enju n'ebintu yategeezezza  nti nnanyini nju abadde wa kisa gye bali kyokka kati asazewo bazivemu mu bwangu kuba KCCA yagaana okuddamu okubasasulira , yagasseko nti kati bagala KCCA nga bw'erinda okukola ku nsonga z'ekyapa egira ebalongosezza amayumba gaabwe kuba kati bifulukwa.

   Francis Byakunaga nnanyini mayumba yategeezezza nti ebbanga ly'emyezi ebiri gye yawa Famire zino okuva mu mayumba ge gimala kuba naye amayumba yagazimbwa kufunamu ,     Yagasseko nti okujjako nga waliwo asobola okusasula ssente waddembe okusigalamu naye atasobola ng'alinda KCCA emusasulire agiveemu mu bwangu .

KCCA

Gye buvuddeko Julius Kabugo omuwanika w'ekitongole kya KCCA  yategeezza  abantu bano singa baasasulwa dda mu poloti zaabwe naye ekizibu ekiriwo waliwo enkanyana ku bananyini ttaka ,     Yayongerako nti tebagenda kuddamu kusasulira bantu bano nju kuba emyezi etaano gye babasasulira okuva mu April gyaggwako .

Environmental degradation on the African continent is legal:

Sand mining for construction on modern buildings in the state of Buganda at Katonga river, Masaka Road.

The committee is reviewing whether those engaged in sand mining are doing it legally and are licensed, where the mined sand is taken and whether the companies are following the preconditions set by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

In Summary

  • Only three companies have licences to undertake sand mining in Lwera, Kalungu District according to Mr Vvuba but only two are operating after the third opted out. Mr Vvuba identified the companies as Heshaduo, and Lwera Sand Dealers, both owned by Chinese nationals.
  • Lwera Town clerk Aisha Kitenda said the town council expects to collect at least Shs 36 million as revenue from the sand mining, up from Shs16 million last year.
  • Mr Richard Vvuba, the Kalungu District environment officer said the company was only discovered a day before the arrival of the MPs but was ordered to stop operations until licensed.

By Jumbe Benjamin

Kalungu. MPs on the Natural Resources Committee of Parliament have expressed shock at the extent of wetland degradation arising from sand mining in Lwera, Kalungu District.

The MPs were also jolted to learn that Seroma Ltd, a local sand mining company, was operating without a licence.

Mr Richard Vvuba, the Kalungu District environment officer said the company was only discovered a day before the arrival of the MPs but was ordered to stop operations until licensed.

The MPs, however, accused Mr Vvuba of collusion. “There must be some connivance and you are very unserious. How can you say you did not know this company has been operating here, just next to the road?” Wilberforce Yaguma, the Kashari North County MP asked.

Bukoto East MP Florence Namayanja also wondered how the company could operate for three weeks without the knowledge of both the town council and the district leadership.

“Sand mining is good investment but it is degrading the environment, especially around Lake Victoria. It seems they were given an open cheque to extract even inside the lake” Mr Alex Byarugaba, the chairperson of the committee, said.

He added: “We want to have this resource but their exploitation should be controlled, we also want to see what programme is planned after decommissioning this site.”

The committee is reviewing whether those engaged in sand mining are doing it legally and are licensed, where the mined sand is taken and whether the companies are following the preconditions set by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).

Only three companies have licences to undertake sand mining in Lwera, Kalungu District according to Mr Vvuba but only two are operating after the third opted out. Mr Vvuba identified the companies as Heshaduo, and Lwera Sand Dealers, both owned by Chinese nationals.

Mr Vvuba also told the MPs that some of the finest sand is exported to Dubai for glass making while some more are exported to South Sudan for construction work, among other uses.

Lwera Town clerk Aisha Kitenda said the town council expects to collect at least Shs 36 million as revenue from the sand mining, up from Shs16 million last year.

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Bbanka ye Kampala, wano e Buganda egenda kuwamba company ya Jomayi Property Estate Agent:

BY Musasi wa Bukedde

Added 4th May 2016

Ensonda zaategeezezza nti Jomayi yeewola obuwumbi bubiri n’obukadde 400 okuva mu Centenary Bank mu July 2013 n’asasulako kyokka mu kiseera kino abanjibwa 1,298,523,892/=


                     Ekimu ku bizimbe bya Jomayi (mu katono) ebyaboyeddwa.

EBYA Jomayi bibi. Ettaka n’ekizimbe okuli ofiisi za kkampuni e Kampalamukadde n’ebitundu eby’enjawulo nga Mukono ne Nalumunye bbanka ebiboye lwa bbanja.

Bawannyondo ba kkooti aba kkampuni ya Auctioneers & Bailiffs, Commission & Estate Manager Agent, Rent and Debt Collectors, Receivers Process Services baategeezezza nti baafunye ebiragiro okuva mu Bannamateeka ba Kampala Associate Advocates abakola ku lwa bbanka, okutunda ebintu bya JOMAYI ku nnyondo olw’okulemwa okusasula ebbanja.

Bannyonnyodde nti ettaka eriri ku poloti 20 Kampalamukadde okuli ekizimbe ekiyitibwa Yiga Chambers, Kyaggwe Block 184 poloti: 1600,1802, 1637, 1598, ne 1599 erisangibwa e Buligombe Mukono.

Eddala liri ku Busiro Block 349 plot 519 e Nalumunye ne Kyaggwe Block 184 nga liri mu mannya ga Jomayi Property Consultants lyakutundibwa ku nnyondo oluvannyuma lw’ennaku 30 okuva ekirango kino lwe kyafulumye nga April 25, omwaka guno era abaliko baaweereddwa ennaku 14 okulyamuka.

Ensonda zaategeezezza nti Jomayi yeewola obuwumbi bubiri n’obukadde 400 okuva mu Centenary Bank mu July 2013 n’asasulako kyokka mu kiseera kino abanjibwa 1,298,523,892/=

David Egesa avunaanyizibwa ku kutangira kkampuni ya Jomayi Property Consultants okugwa mu buzibu yategeezezza nti ebyo ebyafulumiziddwa byakugezaako kwonoona linnya lya kkampuni kyokka bakyabyetegereza okuzuula obutuufu bwabyo.

Yagumizza bakaasitoma baabwe nti bizinensi y’okugula n’okutunda ettaka bakyagitambuza bulungi. Joseph Yiga Magandaazi ye nnannyini kkampuni ya Jomayi Property Consultants erudde ng’etunda ettaka mu bitundu eby’enjawulo mu Kampala n’emiriraano wamu ne mu bitundu by’eggwanga ebirala.

Bawannyondo baategeezezza nti JOMAYI bw’aba asobola okusasula mu nnaku 30 ezaamuweereddwa basobola okusazaamu enteekateeka y’okutunda ebintu bye ku nnyondo kyokka bwe ziggwaako ng’abalina ssente babyegulira.

The cultural government of Buganda at Mengo, Kampala seeks to re-settle investors on empty land at Kalangala island:

Mengo minister for trade, marketing and cooperatives

Muhamood Thobani (L) leads a delegation of Kingdom

officials on a tour of Buganda Kingdom land on Funve Island

By HENRY LUBULWA


Posted  Wednesday, September 23  2015 

Buganda State, Kalangala:

Buganda Kingdom is looking for investors to utilise the kingdom’s idle land located on Funve Island in Kalangala District.
According to Mr Martin Kasekende, the Mengo minister for lands, agriculture, forestry and environment, the kingdom needs investors for the vast land measuring one square mile to put up projects that can fetch revenue for the kingdom.
“The land can be used for agriculture, especially animal rearing and other economic activities. If we get investors ready to utilise the land, it will be availed to them on lease basis so that we can earn some revenue as a kingdom,” Mr Kasekende said.
He made the remarks at the weekend after touring the land together with Mr Muhamood Thobani, the kingdom minister for trade, marketing and cooperatives and other officials from Buganda Land Board. 
Buganda Kingdom has unutilised land on different islands in the district, including Bugala Island, the biggest in Kalangala.
Mr Kasekende, who also doubles as chairperson BLB, said the titles for the land on the islands were among those Government returned to the kingdom in 2013. 
Mr Thobani said their focus now is to mobilise people in Buganda to work with the kingdom so as to exploit investment opportunities in a manner that benefits them, the kingdom and the country.

About the board
The land board is the real estate business arm of Buganda, which was established in 1993 to manage part of the assets returned to the Kabaka under the Traditional Rulers Restitution of Assets & Properties Act 1993. 
The board contributes at least Shs7b to Mengo treasury every year through collection of rent and granting of leases. 
Recently, the land board kicked off the mass registration of bibanja holders on Buganda Kingdom land across the 18 counties in Buganda, as well as sensitising them about the benefits of regularising their tenancy.

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Poliisi y’e Kasangati eyambako etya okutunda ettaka ly’Abalangira?

Kasangati | Apr 30, 2014

Ofiisi eyassiddwa kuttaka ly’Abalangira.

Office etunda ettaka e Kasangati, Kyadondo, Buganda.

Ettaka ly’Abalangira ba Ssekabaka Kimbugwe e Buwagga okumpi ne Kasangati lyatundiddwa mu mancoolo ng’abalitunze bakolaganye ne poliisi y’e Kasangati wamu n’abakulira ekyalo.

KALONDOOZI WA BUKEDDE alaze abali emabega w’ensonga zino.

OMULANGIRA Neriko Kateregga Ssekafuuwa Kawagga yasikira omutuba gw’Omulangira Kawagga eyali omwana wa Ssekabaka Kateregga e Buteregga mu Busiro.

Nga Ssekabaka tannaba kukisa mukono, yaleka asimbidde Kawagga omutuba mu Kyaddondo, ettaka eriwezaako mayiro nga munaana.

Omulangira Kawagga bwe yafa, yasikirwa Yosam Magembe nga ow’omutuba gwa Kawagga naye eyasikirwa Omulangira Neriko Ssekafuuwa.

Olw’okuba nga ettaka ly’atambuliranga mu mutuba gwa Kawagga, lirina kubeera lya nsikirano, asikira omutuba gwa Kawagga y’aba alivunaanyizibwako.

Ssentebe Sserumaga

Yosam Magembe ng’amaze okufa, Abalangira baalonda munnaabwe Neriko okusikira Magembe mu 1993. Wabula nga yaakalondebwa, yakizuula nti waaliwo abaana ba Yosefu Kateregga (ye b’agamba nti tabamanyi) abaali batunze ebibanja by’Obutaka ku ttaka lino era n’abaloopa mu kakiiko k’ekyalo mu 1993.

Ssentebe John Sserumaga (era y’akyaliwo) yasala omusango ne bagoba abo abaali baguze ebibanja bino nga bagamba nti baagula ku bakyamu.

Wabula mu 2012 abaana bano aba Yozefu Kateregga okuli Johnson Kimera, Moses Musanje, Gertrude Nakimbugwe ne nnyaabwe Margaret Nansubuga ne bakola olukujjukujju ne batunda ettaka lino eriri ku block 127 eriwezaako yiika 635 n’obutundu 6 eriri ku FC 19629 e Kyadondo- Wakiso ku kyalo Buwagga.

Omulangira Kawagga bwe yalaba waliwo abagezaako okubba ettaka ly’omutuba, yafuna obuyinza okulabirira ettaka lino mu kkooti e Nakawa mu 2011.

Ekyewuunyisa nti ekyapa kino Lutta ky’agamba okugula, tekifulumanga!

Margaret Nansubuga, Gertrude Nakimbugwe ne Johnson Kimera baakyusa ettaka lino ne balizza mu mannya gaabwe mu 2012 nga tebeebuuzizza ku Mulangira Kateregga (Kawagga).

Olwo ne baliguza Lutta Ngambwa owa Prime Housing Estates n’atandika okugobaganya Omulangira ku ttaka lye ng’agamba nti si ye nnanyini omutuufu.

Ku ttaka lino kwe kuli n’ebiggya bya bajajaabe. Abasenze babasendedde emmere, abalala basibiddwa mu makomera awatali ayamba!

Omulangira Neriko Kawagga n’abasenze be bagezezzaako okwekubira enduulu mu boobuyinza okuva ku Ssentebe w’ekyalo, poliisi n’abalala wabula tebayambibwa.

‘LC yayambyeko abaatunze ettaka’

NERIKO KATEREGGA ANNYONNYOLA

Ssekabaka Kateregga yasimbira mutabani we Kawagga omutuba mu Kaddondo n’aleka ng’azimbyeyo n’Olubiri.

Omulangira Kawagga yasikirwa Yosam Magembe era ye yasigala nga wa mutuba eyatuusa ekiseera naye n’afa.

Olw’okuba nze nnali Omulangira omukulu mu mutuba gwa Kawagga, olulyo lw’Abalangira baatuula ne bannonda okusikira Yosam Magembe mu 1993.

Nnatandika okulondoola ebikwata ku ttaka lino era ne nkizuula nti waliwo abaana ba Yozefu Kateregga abaali batunze ebibanja by’obutaka mu bukyamu.

Nayanguwa okuloopa ensonga zino mu kakiiko k’ekyalo aka LC era omusango ne ngusinga.

Abaana bano baatandika okugamba abantu nti be baali bannannyini ttaka era nga babakakasa nti ettaka lino lyali lya bwannannyini sso ng’ekituufu lya nsikirano.

Mu 2012 nnafuna amawulire nti Lutta Ngambwa yali yagula ekyalo nange kwendi.

Kino kyanneewuunyisa wabula oluvannyuma nnakitegeera nti abaana ba Yosam Kateregga ne nyaabwe be baali batunze ettaka lino.

Nnali nkyebuuza Lutta n’aleeta guleeda n’etandika okusenda abebibanja n’emmere yaabwe, emisiri gy’emmwaanyi, amayumba gaabwe n’ebirala bingi.

Abatuuze bwe baagenda ku poliisi e Kasangati okuwaabira Lutta ate poliisi yasiba basibe, n’ebaggulako emisango gy’okusaalibira ku ttaka lya Lutta!

Ekirala ekyennyamiza ye Ssentebe waffe John Sserumaga okusalawo n’adda ku ludda lw’omugagga ng’alumiriza nti ettaka lirye era yaligula mu butuufu.

Neriko Kateregga

Sso nga ye yali asaze omusango gwe nnali mpawabidde abaana bano mu 1993 nga batunze ebibanja era ne bagobwamu.

Okwongereza kw’ekyo nnina amabaluwa mangi Ssentebe ono ge yankolera emabega nga gankakasa nti nze nnannyini ttaka lino.

Nnagezaako okwekubira enduulu mu bakansala b’ekitundu naye nga bonna bawagira mugagga era ne bwe nnatwala ensonga ewa RDC e Wakiso eyaliwo biseera ebyo Dan Kaguta era ssaayambibwa.

Nnatwala ensonga zino mu kkooti ya famire mu Kampala wabula nayo ssaayambibwa, baayita Lutta agende mu kkooti naye ne yeerema okutuusa lwe byasiriikirira.

Lumu nnagendayo okulaba ensonga zange we zaali zituuse ne bang’amba nti omulamuzi baali baamukyusa, ne bantegeeza nti bwe balireeta omulala balinkubira. Na guno guliko sifunanga ssimu yaabwe!

Lutta bwe yatwala ettaka lyange, yaguzaako aba Jomayi era nabo nnagezaako okubannyonnyola ne bangamba nti baali bakwongera okwetegereza ensonga zino.

Wabula Mw. Joseph Yiga Magandazi owa Jomayi yagambye nti mu kitundu kino talinaamu ttaka. “Oyo Lutta Ngambwa simumanyi era tanguzangako ku ttaka. Nkoma ku kulaba kapande ka Prime,” bwe yagambye.

NERIKO AGAMBA: Bwe nnalaba poliisi yeekubidde nnyo, nnasalawo okupangisa kkampuni ya Classic Investigators & Protectors LTD enoonyereze ezuule ekituufu.

Nabawa ebiwandiiko bye nnalina, ensonga ne baziyisa mu kkooti eyalagira ab’ebyettaka e Wakiso okuleeta ebintu ebiraga nti ettaka lino lyali lya Lutta nabo ne bakikola era olwamala okugeraageranya n’okunoonyereza, ne bakola lipoota nga February 7 2014 era ne bazuula bino;

• Mu ofiisi y’ebyettaka e Wakiso baakizuula nti ettaka lino Block 127 lya Kawagga era liwezaako yiika 635.60 ku FC nnamba 19629. Era baakizuula nti ekyapa kino kiri ku ‘Blue page’ ekitegeeza nti tewali akirina mu ‘oligino’ sso nga Lutta yalaga nti baakisalamu dda.

• Kyazuulibwa nti Johnson Kimera, Gertrude Nakimbugwe ne nnyaabwe Margaret Nansubuga baajingirira ebiwandiiko ne bakyusa ekyapa ky’ettaka lino ne bakizza mu mannya gaabwe. Era mu kunoonyereza kwe okwakolebwa kyazuulibwa nti ebiwandiiko by’okukyusa ettaka lino n’endagaano Lutta kwe yagulira, tekwali mukono gwa Kawagga ekyali ekikyamu.

‘Kateregga si nnannyini ttaka, yali atukuza bukuza’

GERTRUDE Nakimbugwe, omu ku baana ba Joseph Kateregga abaatunda ettaka lino ne baliguza Lutta Ngambwa agamba nti Neriko Kateregga byonna by’ayogera bikyamu.

“Kitaffe Joseph Kateregga ye yalina okusikira omutuba guno wabula Neriko Kateregga n’acangacanga ebintu n’agutwala.

Taata bwe yafa, Neriko Kateregga n’afuuka omukuza waffe, n’akozesa olukujjukujju okwezza ettaka, wabula ekyatuyamba ne tumulabuukirira ne tulizza mu mannya gaffe,” Nakimbugwe bwe yagambye.

EKIRIWO KATI

Lutta Ngambwa yagaana okukkiriza nti yagula ettaka ery’empewo. yatadde ofiisi ya kkampuni ye ku ttaka.

Bwe nnagenze mu ofiisi ya Administrator General, ne bantegeeza ku nsonga zange, bankwasizza Jacquelyn Ssemakula Mazinga y’aba ankolako era yawandikidde Margaret Nansubuga, Getrude Nakimbugwe ne Johnson Kimera ng’abayita mu lukiiko nga April 29 olugenda okutuula mu ofiisi ye!

SSENTEBE SSERUMAGA

Bwe nnabuuzizza Ssentebe ku bwannannyini bw’ettaka lino yantegezezza nti naye tannaba kutegeera bulungi kubanga ensonga zaabwe zikyali mu kkooti era aleeta ebiwandiiko ye gw’agenda naye!

Wabula bwe nnamubuzizza ensonga eyamuwandisanga amabaluwa ebiseera eby’emabega n’okusala omusango 1993 nga Kawagga awawabidde abaana b’omugenzi Yozefu Kateregga ne bagoba abaali baguze ebibanja mu bukyamu awo teyanzizeemu!

KU POLIISI E KASANGATI

DPC James Kawalya bwe nnamwanjulidde ensonga zino yantegezezza nti ye abadde akyali mupya nga tannaba kutegeera ku nsonga zino wabula n’ansuubiza okukola okunoonyereza okukwe.

Over 100 mineral companies in Karamoja Publish Date: May 01, 2014

The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Mrs. Janet Museveni

The frantic jostle for minerals in Karamoja by companies has caused a problem of large scale land acquisition, a preliminary report by the Center for Basic Report has revealed.

Prof. Josephine Ahikire, the executive director of the Center for Basic Research (CBR) said that the concentration of mining companies in Karamoja has a direct implication on women rights and how communities interface with companies that have acquired land to establish mineral industries.

“It is not really about pin-pointing, but identifying communities that have experienced the large scale land acquisition problem and looking at how women are interfacing with the process,” she said.

Land policy experts also argue that the quest for land acquisition in Karamoja is raising a puzzle of land development versus the protection of individuals and communities.

Dr. Rose Nakayi of Makerere University Law School told New Vision that although large scale land acquisitions are not an accident of contemporary time, government must come up with a clear delimitation between government and public land.

Nakayi said that what is spanning out in Karamoja is “a challenge of international capitalist players and the desire to have Uganda develop.”

“Acquisition of land by foreigners must be explained to the local communities. Foreigners cannot acquire customary land, they can only acquire leases,” she said.

Eng. Simon D’ujanga, the state minister for energy said that ever since the country’s remotest area was pacified by disarming cattle rustlers, over 100 mineral companies have been set up by investors.

“In the recent past, we have tried to market the region and the country at large. We now have over 100 mineral companies in Karamoja and we are encouraging more investors,” he said.

First lady, Janet Museveni, the minister for Karamoja affairs is credited for championing the transformation of Karamoja by courting donors to invest in the region.

A 2011 survey by the Uganda department of geological survey and mines at the ministry of energy found that Karamoja has gold, limestone, uranium, marble, graphite, gypsum, iron, wolfram, nickel, copper, cobalt, lithium and tin. The survey indicated that land in Karamoja is owned communally, which makes it difficult for the mining companies to identify the rightful owners for compensation or consultation.

Prof. Ahikire said that as companies begin to explore the minerals in Karamoja, voices of land grabbing, environment damage, limited information of land laws and marginalization of women are starting to come out.

D’ujanga said that land in Karamoja is acquired by investors according to the law. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) puts the population of Karamoja at 1.2 million people.

Buganda Kingdom refuses the President of Uganda's order to return Kooki land titles of owner-ship in the State of Buganda.

FRIDAY, 15 AUGUST 2014,

WRITTEN BY SADAB KITATTA KAAYA

President Museveni hands over the titles at State House,

                                   Entebbe, Uganda

Buganda kingdom has refused to return the 13 land titles demanded by the central government,

Following the official handover of some 213 land titles to Buganda kingdom with much fanfare on April 15, 2014, the central government sought to recall 13 of these after the Kooki cultural institution laid claim to them.

But according to Kiwalabye Male, the chief executive officer of the Buganda Land Board, (BLB), the government’s decision to recall the 13 titles is unconstitutional.

“We don’t see any title in our possession that we feel should return to the central government unless the Constitution has been changed,” Kiwalabye told a recent news conference in Kampala.

Last year, the government entered an agreement with Mengo, promising to return all of Buganda’s properties. The properties included the official estate of the katikkiro, county and sub-county headquarters, markets and the official estates of the Ssaza chiefs, among others.

However, a clause in the agreement states that “[Kabaka shall respect norms of other] ethnic communities located in Buganda such as the Banyala and Baruuli, and leave to them land where the former administrative units were situated as was amicably agreed by both parties.”

It is in respect of that clause that the government wants the 13 titles located in Kooki returned. Nevertheless, Kiwalabye explained that Buganda Land Board was in charge of all Kabaka’s land in such areas.

“Those (Ssabanyala and Ssabaruuli) are simply bibanja holders [tenants] … as far as we are concerned; we have the titles and we will not be bothered about who says what,” Kiwalabye said.

Attorney General Peter Nyombi on May 30 wrote to Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, recalling the 13 land titles. The letter followed a protest by Kooki’s cultural leader, the Kamuswaga Apollo Ssansa Kabumbuli II, against the decision to hand over Kooki-related titles to Buganda kingdom. Buganda believes the confusion stems from failure to understand the Kamuswaga’s role.

“The Kamuswaga is a Ssaza (county) chief of Buganda; his role as a Buganda chief and at the same time a traditional leader of Kooki is always mixed up,” Kiwalabye said.

“Going by the 1896 agreement [between Kooki and Buganda], his Kamuswaga loyalty and allegiance is to the Kabaka of Buganda. There is, therefore, land that belongs to him as Kamuswaga and land that belongs to Buganda kingdom, and for us we are concerned about the kingdom land,” Kiwalabye added.

“We therefore don’t know which exact titles the attorney general referred to in his letter.”

Besides Kooki, Nyombi told a June 6 meeting of NRM leaders in Nakasongola that going by Section B (1)(iv) of the agreement, Mengo also should have no control over properties in Buruuli and Bugerere, a position Kiwalabye doesn’t agree with.

“Some of the titles that were returned to us [had] never even been transferred; they are very old and in their original names such as Ow’essaza, mumyuuka, etc., which are known traditional titles of Buganda chiefs,” Kiwalabye said.

Which foreign investor owns the 40sq km(about 30 Square miles) of land in Amuru, Acholi and Madi, Northern Uganda?

Residents of Apaa Parish in Amuru District demonstrate against the proposed demarcation of the disputed boundary between Amuru and Adjumani districts

PHOTO BY STEPHEN OKELLO

Posted  Tuesday, April 28   2015

At Amuru village, Acholi and Madi tribal states of Northern Uganda:

As the convoy of vehicles carrying ministers Daudi Migereko (Lands) and Aronda Nyakairima (Internal Affairs) arrived in Apaa Parish, Pabbo Sub-county in Amuru District recently, a woman stripped and threw herself on the ground just in front of the official vehicle of Gen Nyakairima. She was not alone; soon many more stripped and joined the nude protest.

This was a climax of an approximately eight-year boundary dispute between Amuru and Adjumani districts which has claimed a life, left property destroyed and displaced thousands.

After the protest, the exercise which would have ended in the planting of mark stones was halted and soldiers that had been deployed were withdrawn from the area.

To resolve the dispute, government wants to demarcate the boundary between the two districts based on the coordinates drawn by the colonial government. However, the residents see the move as a ploy to grab their land.

The day before the protest, Kilak County MP Gilbert Olanya and Gen Nyakairima had locked horns during a meeting at Amuru District headquarters over the boundary demarcation.

Mr Olanya accused government of having a hidden agenda to evict locals from their homes and give land to an ‘investor’, who, according to the legislator, has already paid money for the land in dispute.

However, Gen Aronda insisted that government wanted to stop the longstanding ‘conflict’ between the Madi and Acholi locals over the land.

The dispute

A 2014 report by the Makerere University-based Refugee Law Project observed that the conflict in Apaa had become inevitable and a fact of life with frequent disagreement between the conflicting parties (the Madi ethnic group of Adjumani and the Lamogi/Pabbo clans of Acholi in Amuru) resulting into violence.

The conflict in Apaa, according to the report, has mainly been sparked off by torture and evictions occasioned by the operations of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in securing/reclaiming land in the area for a game reserve.

Some of the members in the community told the project researchers that UWA has since 2010 been responsible for violently and forceful eviction of people from their homes on allegation that they have encroached into East Madi Wildlife reserve.

Mr John Makombo, the UWA director for conservation, however, declined to comment on the issue and referred us to view the map of the area at Lands ministry offices.

What residents say:

Many residents on the disputed land believe the boundary is in the stream of River Zoka, which separates Adjumani and Amuru districts. They also believe that during the colonial era, the British used physical features to demarcate boundaries unlike the government approach of surveying the land and planting mark stones.

Mr Jebe Onenorach, 35, who says he was born on the disputed land and only vacated in 2004 at the height of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels insurgency, claims that even his ancestors lived on the said land, showing the family graveyard as proof.

Mr Onenorach says he had never witnessed any disagreement between the two tribes; the Madi and the Acholi. He said even the leaders of the two people have lived peacefully.

In several meetings, MP Olanya has been telling residents that government was using cat and mouse games to evict them in the name of boundary demarcation.

“Government sold our land to this investor in 2005 while people were in internally displaced camps,” Mr Olanya said during a meeting with Amuru residents before the protest.

He added that when peace was restored and people resettled on the land, the investor got concerned and started demanding his money back because he realised he had been conned.

“Have you ever found anywhere in a district where district boundaries are marked by mark stones?” Mr Olanya said.

However, minister Migereko, while addressing Amuru District land officials and other technocrats a fortnight ago, dismissed Mr Olanya’s claims.
“There is no one on our list of investors we are dealing with who Mr Olanya, is yapping about. As government, we are playing our role in ensuring that the land that has been a source of conflict between the two tribes is re-opened and its boundary marked,” he said.

The Adjumani District chairperson, Mr Nixon Owole, says the demarcation is needed for service provision and law enforcement.

Much as the district chairperson paints a rosy picture, Mr Owole had to plead with residents in his district to put off a planned demonstration against the halting of the demarcation on April 18.

The district leaders had agreed to mobilise the residents to demonstrate against the halting of the demarcation of Adjumani-Amuru border. Mr Patrick Tandrupasi, the Adjumani Town Council chairperson, said they would mobilise the residents to start daily demonstrations until they achieved their goal.

The leader of district chairpersons in Acholi sub-region, Mr Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, says Acholi and Madi have lived together as relatives over the years.

Mr Mapenduzi, who is also Gulu district chairperson, asked government to employ a consultative approach instead of relying on force to impose its will.

Cultural head displeased
While political leaders and activists have praised the nude demonstration by elderly women as “a weapon of last resort”, the Acholi cultural leader was not pleased.

Rwot David Onen Acana II told journalists recently that local leaders in Amuru held secret meetings during which they incited residents of Apaa.

“I have not been informed on the subject matter. They only wait when things are out of hand and they call me to intervene,” he said.

He added that he would soon visit the area and speak to the residents about the issue.

Gulu Archdiocese Archbishop John Baptist Odama said the women’s action was a sign of desperation and called for dialogue.

The chairperson of the Acholi Parliamentary Group, Mr Reagan Okumu, on April 7 wrote to Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, warning that the Apaa land wrangle could turn up into a protracted conflict unless a peaceful intervention is quickly sought.

In the letter, Mr Okumu said the tension could only be defused when government commits to the colonial era boundary between Acholi and Madi. The original map of Uganda showing administrative units, he said, would suffice as evidence, adding that the two tribes have been living in harmony for long time.

While political leaders talk of peace and disharmony, for the past three years, the two districts have been at loggerheads, each claiming the ownership of the land in Apaa area. The conflict has resulted in clashes that have left several persons injured and huts burnt.

Perhaps what is evident is that the fight over land is not a new thing. Politicians, some district officials and residents put up a big fight when government announced that it would give a chunk of land to the Madhvani Group of Companies for sugarcane growing. So one would ask, is it a case of ‘once bitten, twice shy?’.

Reported by Stephen Kafeero, Julius Ocungi, Cissy Makumbi & Martin Okudi

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Over 1,000 residents in Arua, West Nile have been evicted from a disputed forest reserve established on native land:

Some of the residents who were evicted from Omyer Forest Reserve

in Nebbi District at the weekend ponder their next move. Bleek future

indeed for them!

PHOTO BY PATRICK OKABA

By PATRICK OKABA

Posted  Tuesday, June 2   2015 

Nebbi. Arua, West Nile:

More than 1,000 people in Nebbi District are stranded after they were evicted from Omyer Forest Reserve by the National Forestry Authority (NFA) at the weekend.
The eviction follows a March 25 court ruling which declared that the 2500-acre piece of land belonged to NFA and not the residents who claimed it belonged to Alur Kingdom. 
Evicted residents who spoke to Daily Monitor said they have nowhere to go to and appealed to government for help.
Some residents said the land should be reclaimed by Alur Kingdom. However, Alur Kingdom prime minister Edwin Wathum said they could not stop the eviction since it was directed by court. 
“We could not do much because we wanted this issue to be resolved out of court but the community proceeded with it (court option),” he said.
The district chairman, Mr Robert Okumu, condemned the eviction. 
“Why is the NFA concentrating on evicting people from the forest yet they have failed to plant and replace trees in Osi, Lendu and Awang forests? The people were utilising the idle land which to me was not bad,” he said.
However, NFA eviction and encroachment specialist officer Jimmy Ouna said: “The residents have been taking NFA to court which has hindered the development of the land by NFA. We need to protect the land from deforestation,” Mr Ouna said.
Asked about the fate of the evicted people, NFA public relations officer Gilbert Kadilo said: “We are rarely concerned what happens for as long as we have evicted them from the forest reserves.” 
Some of the evictees have joined their relatives while others are still stranded.

BACKGROUND
The residents dragged NFA to court, claiming that the land on which the forest reserve is located was gazetted in the 1940s after colonialists hoodwinked the local chiefs into accepting to give away 5,000 hectares of farmland for a forest reserve.

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The state of the Kingdom of Buganda under the jurisdiction of the state of the Republic of Uganda now 50 years:
 
Mr Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka is being egged on by powerful sources.
 
The Republic of Uganda would become the only country where land is free to all and sundry.
 

On 15 Dec 2016
Posted by bobbyalcantara94@gmail.com
 
 
I don't think the Kabaka has won "Round One". The man Kiwanuka is fighting two battles:
1. The legal battle about what rights the Kabaka has over land returned to the Buganda Kingdom by an Act of parliament;
2) a political battle for agrarian reform in Buganda.
 
Kiwanuka is using the tactics we have used in the Philippines time and again to achieve agrarian reform in the country. We use the law, and particularly court action in order to advance the political struggle, which  the fight for agrarian reform is all about.
 
Kiwanuka is using the law as a political tool, in order to galvanise the landless baganda peasants to fight for agrarian reform.  The struggle between the baganda peasants and the landed baganda oligarchy headed by the Kabaka, may be a silent one at the moment, but it is bound to burst into the open sooner or later. The baganda elite still don't seem to recognize the existential class struggle that is latent, but brewing up in the labyrinth of Buganda society. Soon, the struggle for land and for land reform in Buganda will become the most important political trajectory completely overtaking a desire for  Buganda statehood which has occupied the Buganda political psyche since independence.
 
 
 
 

Awawaabira Kabaka wa Buganda ku by'ettaka ensonga azitutte mu Supreme Court enkulu eya Republic ya Uganda:

By ALICE NAMUTEBI

Added 24th September 2016

Mr Mabirizi awawabira Ssabasajja Kabaka owa Buganda ne Government ye eyobwakabaka bwa Buganda.

 

MALE Mabiriizi eyaloopa Kabaka awandiikidde Ssaabalamuzi Bart Katurebe nga yeemulugunya ku ngeri abalamuzi gye bakuttemu omusango gwe ne batuuka n'okumuyimiriza mu kaguli ng'omubbi.

Mabiriizi ebbaluwa eno agiweerezzaako n'omumyuka wa Ssaabalamuzi Steven Kavuma, akulira abalamuzi ba kkooti Enkulu Yorokamu Bamwine n'omulamuzi gwe yeemulugunyaako Hennrietta Wolayo gw'alumiriza nti alina kyekubiira era tamusuubiramu mazima na bwenkanya.

Mabiriizi agamba nti ku Lwokusatu omusango gwe mw'aloopera Kabaka okwekobaana ne Buganda Land Board ne basasuza mu bukyamu abantu abali ku ttaka lya Buganda ssente 600,000/- ez'okwewandiisa lwe gwali guwulirwa lwe yalaba nti, kyekubiira ali mu balamuzi kubanga omulamuzi aguwulira Wolaya yamusindisanga kati ng'ayagala abeeko ky'ayogera.

Yagambye nti omukisa gw'okwogera yaguwanga balooya ba Kabaka bokka era singa teyalemerako yandimugaanidde ddala okwogera era n'atakoma okwo n'agattako okumugaana okutuula mu ntebe n'amulagira ayingire akaguli n'ebiwandiiko bye byonna.

Annyonnyola nti Ssemateeka awa buli muntu okuwulibwa awatali kusosolebwa ate n'ebirayiro abalamuzi bye bakola beeyama okuwuliriza buli muntu awatali kutiiririra balala naye nga bino omulamuzi Wolaya takyabitambulirako Mabiriizi annyonnyola nti embeera gye yayisibwamu ku kkooti yaaludde okugiraba kubanga abadde n'emisango egy'enjawulo mu balamuzi abawerako omuli omulamuzi wa kkooti ejulirwamu Richard Buteera, omulamuzi Alfonsy Owinyi Dollo, Ouma Oguli, Stephen Musota, Billy Kainamura, Flavia Ssenyonga naye bonna tewali yali amugobye mu ntebe nga Wolaya bwe yamukoze.

Kuno agasseeko nti n'okusaba omulamuzi Wolaya omusango gwe agulekere omulamuzi omulala.

Ensonda ku kkooti enkulu zaatutegeezezza nti omusango gwa Mabiriizi gwolekedde okuweerezebwa akulira abalamuzi Yorokamu Bamwine y'aba aguwulira kubanga abalamuzi bonna aba kkooti y'emisango gy'engassi Mabiriizi azze abeemulugunyaako nti balina kyekubiira.

Wabula okumanya ekituufu oba ssente 600,000/- ezisasuzibwa abantu ziri mu mateeka ogwo si gwakuwulirwa kati okutuusa nga kkooti emaze okusalawo oba nga Mabiirizi alina okusooka okuleeeta omusingo ogw'obukadde 500 okukakasa Kabaka nti singa amuwangula tadduke.

Kabaka agamba nti ssente zino 600,000/- za kyeyagalire era tewali gwe bakaka kuzisasula.

Mr Madhvani of an Asianic descent is in Possession Of the traditional Buganda Royal Family’s land Estate:

 

 

These two different copies are the original Land certificates indicating that Prince Yusuf Suuna Kiwewa (RIP) is the rightful owner of these lands since 1913.

This is the legal written declaration by the lawyer of the Royal Prince of Buganda to Mr Madhvani.

This is Mr Madhvani's reply to the Prince's lawyer dismissing the charge

The Family of the Royal Ganda Clan of the African Prince have sent a letter of complaint regarding their land dispossesion. It is addressed to the Republic of Uganda Police (Law Enforcement)

However, The Republic of Uganda’s courts of Judicature have adjudged that the land in question belongs to Mr Madhvani.

Uganda's Civil Society Organisations are concerned about land grabbing in the oil Province of Bunyoro:

This comes on the self determination of the President of Uganda making a recent claim to the oil as his national resource. He does not see the need for him to retire his job as yet.

By LILIAN NAMAGEMBE

Posted  Friday, July 24   2015 

KAMPALA, UGANDA:

Civil Society Organisations(CSOs) have raised concerns over the unlawful issuance of land titles on land customarily owned in the Albertine Graben. The CSOs say this has orchestrated land grabbing in the area.

They pointed at the district land committees which they accuse of conniving with the area land committees of issuing titles to rich investors some of whom are foreigners on land that is customarily owned.

The land issues by CSOs were raised during a multi-stake holder policy dialogue on land grabbing and oil-based injustice in the Albertine region yesterday organised by Transparency International Uganda in partnership with CRED.

Mr Bashir Twesigye, the executive director of Civic Response on Environment and Development (CRED) said more than 20,000 households have been evicted from their land and forced into camps since the discovery of oil in the Albertine Graben in 2006.

Mr Twesigye said they have evidence of land titles which were issued by the respective district land boards to rich investors after recommendations from the area land committees.

“A case in point is that of two incidences in Rwanutunga and Kiryamboga villages both in Hoima District where more than 1,200 households and 300 households respectively were evicted from their land which they had occupied for more than 49 years,” Mr Twesigye said.

He added: “On intervention to help the poor residents, we found out that the evictors had used land titles which were issued by the district land boards in the two villages to evict the original owners of the controversial land.”

Mr Peter Wandera, the executive director of Transparency International Uganda, an anti-corruption advocacy organisation, showed the need for government to strengthen the district land boards and tackle the loopholes there in.

“Government needs to put stringent rules to get rid of the corruption tendencies by the district land boards who have played a big role in violating customary land rights of the residents instead of protecting them,”

Mr Dennis Obbo, the principal Information Scientist Ministry of Lands, said government was aware of the concerns and that it has launched a committee to investigate the issuance of the fraudulent land titles.

The dialogue also saw the launch of a report titled “Up Against Giants” Oil-Influenced land injustices in the Albertine Graben in Uganda by CRED in partnership with other human rights bodies.

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