The Commission Lead Counsel, Ebert Byenka asked Semanda whether he had any prior experience in land matters before he was appointed. In his response, Semanda said he didnt have any previous experience in land administration leaving Byenkya wondering how he came to be appointed.
Pastor Samuel Kakande is set to make a loss of an estimated 50 billion Shillings after the Justice Bamugemereire Commission ordered him to vacate a piece of land he illegally encroached on. The disputed land, measuring 40 square miles along Lake Victoria shores, is located in Bukakata and Buwunga sub counties in Masaka district.
So far six people have so far been arrested for allegedly intimidating a witness, Bukanzi Milton at the Commissions public hearing on May 31. The suspects, who were charged with threatening violence, include Ssebugwanyi George William, Sseruyange Derrick, Magala Joseph, Mutebi Brian Lunninze, Kizito Muhamad and Lutaaya Stephen. They were remanded to Kigo prison.
The Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission heard that The Chief Registrar of Titles was seemingly granted too much powers which the officer holding the office have sometimes abused leading to fraudulent land transactions.
Ker Kwaro Acholi Prime Minister, Olaa Ambrose in a petition to the Commission of Inquiry into Land said the plan to give part of the ranch is ploy by NRM and individuals to grab the land that leaders in Acholi had leased to government for cattle breeding in the sixties.