In May, MPs Peter Ogwang of Usuk County and Viola Akurut, the Katakwi Woman MP took government officials to privately survey and plant mark-stones in their land. They claimed that the land belonged to the government and it was being gazetted to implement a resilience programme of veterinary animals.
The committee heard that in 2012, the ministry, through then Permanent Secretary, Francis Xavier Lubanga asked Kyambogo University to provide the institution\'s land title to aid a plan to construct the Ministry headquarters.
Legislators today tasked ULC chairperson, Baguma Isoke to explain how the commission bypassed the Mbale Municipal Council and gave away the land without due diligence. Isoke admitted that the commission faulted in not verifying the applications for the land without consulting the municipal physical planning committee.
According to the Auditor General's report for the year, NHCC holds a registered title for the Land in Mbuya which is currently occupied by the Ministry of Defence. However, the corporation has not been able to take possession of this land and to recognize its value in its Financial Statements.
The Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura has condemned the excessive force used by his officers in quelling protests over the disputed Kasokoso land. Police officers used teargas to break up demonstrations over the disputed land. In the process, three children suffered the effects of tear gas and had to receive medical attention.