Alon Mulyanyuma, the town clerk Nakaloke town council in Mbale district has been accused for conniving with a section of councilors in the town council and gave away part of land hosting the town council headquarters and part of land hosting the police station.
The town clerk of Nakaloke town council is under fire over
the alleged giveaway of town council land to property developers.
Alon Mulyanyuma, the town clerk of Nakaloke town council in
Mbale district is accused of conniving with a section of councilors in
the town council and gave away part of land hosting the town council
headquarters and part of land hosting the police station.
According to residents, some councilors and the town
clerk have been at the forefront of giving away and others selling off land that belongs to the town
council to property developers. The town clerk is accused of selling land to one
identified as Ismail Mukakandi.
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Yusuf Kadama, the councilor representing youth at the town
council says that the town clerk and some councilors forged council minutes and
assigned themselves plots of land on the land hosting the town council.
He said that after the councilors assigned themselves the
land, they later sold it to people within the town council who now want to
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The sale of the land did not go down well with residents and
local leaders in the town council who had to seek the attention of the head of
the Anti-Corruption Unit in State House Lt. Edith Nakalema.
In the letter dated 13 January 2020, the National Resistance Movement Chairperson George Mwanika wrote to the Anti-Corruption
Unit informing them of the fraudulent sale and grabbing of the public citing
the Town Council Headquarters and Police land.
In his letter, Mwanika said the political
and technical leadership of the town council have connived and sold the land to
the business community with influence from the district leaders.
“This was witnessed by the division and allocation of land
located at the former youth hall that leaves the youth with no other recreation
center, land adjacent to the football pitch, the Police station land which has
ongoing construction works and land in front of and besides the town council
headquarters,” said the letter that reads in part.
On 28th/January/2020, the Mbale resident
Commissioner Sulaiman Sulaiman Barasa Ogajjo wrote to the town clerk of Nakaloke Town
Council directing him to stop any illegal sale and giveaway of land within the
“My office has received several complaints about rampant and
illegal sale of council sale of council properties such as buildings, plots,
playground and others without going through normal procedures, there is an
element of demolishing the council structures and allocation of plots mostly to
the leaders quietly.
"The community has complained and even informed State House
Anti-Corruption Unit. This is therefore to bring to your attention that this
must stop with immediate effect and proper legal procedures followed,” reads the
RDCs letter which Uganda Radio Network - URN has seen.
However, this has not been heed to as per the directive as
the property developers have continued to construct buildings on the land.
this week, residents blocked a property developer who had come to cut
trees within the town council claiming that the land belongs to him.
Police and the army was later called in to camp in the area for a whole
day to prevent any form of chaos.
Mwanika, the NRM Chairperson of Nakaloke town Council said that there
are projects that have come to the town council but they have failed
because there is no land.
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Ibrahim Kacho, the councilor representing Nakalole Ward said
that the executive tabled a motion in council to sale part of land of the town
council which some councilors rejected and others were allocated plots on the
land even without a council minute.
He said that after the political leaders allocated
themselves plots, they started selling the land to developers who now want
to begin developing it.
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However, Alon Mulyanyuma, the Nakaloke Town Council Town
Clerk dismissed allegations saying that they are baseless only aimed at
tarnishing his career and said that he is not responsible for creating plots
within the town council.
“There is no sale of land there, it has only been leased at
70,000shs, to those who applied. I don’t want you the media to be used to tarnish my
name which I have worked for," he told URN on phone.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.