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Amongi in Fresh Trouble Over Land Grabbing

Akullu says upon receiving information that Amongi had taken over her land from her relatives, she contacted the Lira District Lands office and Municipal authorities to stop but she didnt listen.

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The Lands, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Betty Amongi is in fresh trouble for alleged land grabbing. A Ugandan woman based in the United Kingdom, Lillian Akullu has dragged Amongi to Lira High Court for grabbing her land measuring 3.5 acres along Erute Road in senior quarters.

Through her Lawyers, Adad and Company Advocates, Akullu wants High court to block Amongi from using her land. According to Akullu, the minister has since built residential premises on her land, which she acquired in 1991.

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Akullu says upon receiving information that Amongi had taken over her land from her relatives, she contacted the Lira District Lands office and Municipal authorities to stop but she didn't listen. 

She says the minister has been pushing her to accept compensation for the land, but all she needs in her land because she bought it for her children.

However, Amongi has denied the accusations of grabbing Akullu's land, saying she bought it from her brothers including the former Housing State Minister, Sam Engola and another she only identified as Okaka.

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Engola denied selling Akullu's land, but confirmed having mediated the dispute between his minister and the complainant.  “Imagine at one point, Amongi gave me additional 17 million Shillings to give to Akullu but she refused. I don't know what she is up to. I have ever mediated to resolve the dispute but my sister has failed to listen,” Engola told URN.

Recently, Amongi appeared before the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission for illegally acquiring prime property under the Departed Asian Property Custodian Board through her private firm, AMOBET Company limited.

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