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Bamugemereire Issues Criminal Summons Against Minister, Betty Amongi :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Bamugemereire Issues Criminal Summons Against Minister, Betty Amongi

The summons signed by the Commissions Acting Secretary, Dr. Douglas Singiza requires Amongi to appear before the commission next Monday. The Minister is among others required to respond to allegations that she is involved in the mismanagement of the Land Fund.
04 May 2018 18:18
Lands, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Betty Amongi, speaking at the opening of the Commision's public hearing in May 2017


The Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters has summoned Lands, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Betty Amongi over allegations that she is involved in the mismanagement of the Land Fund.

The summons signed by the Commission's Acting  Secretary, Dr. Douglas Singiza requires Amongi to appear before the commission next Monday. 

“You are hereby commanded by the Commission to appear before it on 7th day of May 2018 at 09.00 hrs to record your statement and thereafter give testimony at 12:00 hrs at the land Commission of inquiry offices…” partly reads the summons

The criminals summons according to Dr. Singiza comes after failure by Betty Amongi to respond to earlier summons.

She is required to explain land-related dealings by her company registered as AMOBET Investments Limited. Amongi reportedly owns 66% shares in a company she co-owns with one Cate Odongo.

The Company is in the storm for allegedly trying to grab property under the Departed Asians Custodian Board.

Tashak Partel, one of the claimants of the property at plot 29 Acacia avenue in Kampala told the Justice Bamugemereire Commission that Amongi has been trying to use her position as the line Minister to grab the property valued at over five billion shillings. The Minister has allegedly been involved into disputes related to the same property.

Sources at the Commission indicated that the relations between the Commission and the Minister soured when the Commission begun investigations into alleged dubious land dealings involving Betty Amongi and her accomplices.

A source at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development recently told URN that there was a scandal waiting to burst at the Uganda Land Commission over the management of the Land Fund.

The source indicated that Betty Amongi who had promised to end the stealing of the Land Fund money has instead been deeply been involved in its management and that she has personally benefited from it.

The Land Fund which shall be managed by the Commission is a special multipurpose resource envelop with a purpose of helping government to buy land for redistribution to bonafide occupants or resettlement of the landless among others.

Lands State Minister, Persis Namuganza has in the past openly complained against   Betty Amongi for usurping her power over the management of the Land fund especially of late when funds have been used to compensate individuals in Bunyoro and Amuru in Northern Uganda.

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