In 1989, President Yoweri Museveni instructed the Ministry of Lands and Surveys to allocate 10 square miles of land to enable them to set income-generating activities and education multi-faced agricultural projects.
According to the report, out of the 242 pieces of land measuring approximately 184.818 hectares held, 24 pieces measuring approximately 36.79 hectares had been encroached upon by the local population. The most affected includes land is in Nakalama and Kasenge which was purchased for the construction of a landfill in 1997.
Among accused the Committee led by Joel Ssenyonyi, who is also the Nakawa West Member of Parliament of 'laziness' thus failing to probe the various entities recommended by the Auditor General within the six months.
The Clerk to Parliament Adolf Mwesige had earlier on issued a notice calling all Members of Parliament for a special plenary sitting slated for Friday afternoon. In the session, according to the tentative order paper, the Clerk indicated that parliament would constitute a Select Committee to consider a motion for the resolution that provides for a vote of censure against Ministers.
The special session, according to the Clerk to Parliament Adolf Mwesige will take place this Friday. It comes barely two weeks after the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa adjourned the House with no appointed date for resumption.
On Wednesday, Denis Kahabura, the Kibaale Senior Registrar of Land Title; Baker Mugaino (the Commissioner of Land Registration), and Yasin Bogezi Swal (Senior Government Valuer) were faulted for negligence leading to the loss of taxpayers' money.
Legislators on the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises – COSASE accuse the proprietor of Cofa Limited of possible conspiracy with Lubega & Buzibira Company Advocates in the fraudulent compensation claim.
On Tuesday, three witnesses including Peter Amara, Namuli's son-in-law, Kyle Lubega, and Richard Bizibira from Lubega & Buzibira Company Advocates, the city law firm that acted on behalf of the claimant gave parallel testimonies while appearing jointly before the MPs.
While appearing before the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority, and State Enterprises – COSASE on Thursday last week, Kyle Lubega, a co-owner of the law firm first told the lawmakers that in 2020, Namuli walked to their chambers to seek legal aid after the Government dragged on with her reparation.
Minister Kasaija is wanted to explain his role in the release of the ugx10.6bn supplementary budget which was not originated by the ULC, contravening the Public Finance Management Act, 2015. He is also to explain why the money was disbursed to only 6 claimants yet some received double payments while others are not existent.
MPs on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises – COSASE have discovered in an ongoing probe against into the ULC that the system was deactivated for a period of about 15 months between September 2019 and April 2021.
While appearing before COSASE, ULC officials led by the Undersecretary, Daniel Mugurusi failed to produce an updated inventory of the assets/database of land and other property owned by the Government.