Kyasa residents ask govt to resolve land wrangles

Land demarcation helps reduce land wrangles

The chairperson of bibanja holders at Kyasa village in Namayumba sub-county, Wakiso district, has asked the Government to purchase land  for residents through the land fund. Ali Kiwendo said the move  will end land wrangles in the area.

Kiwendo was appointed by  President when he visited Kyasa last year. Museveni was informed of the suffering of people due to land  wrangles and he promised to intervene in the matter. Kiwendo accuses ObedMwebesa of taking over his five acres of land.

WAKISO
Mwebesa said he bought the land in 2001 from Edwin  Mujjuzi and that Kiwendo was not among the squatters.  He said he issued a letter toKiwendo warning him against trespassing on his land. 

Mwebesa, however, presented an agreement signed by Mujjuzi, indicating that the land at Namayumbais his and that he was going to process a land title for him.

The agreement was made on April 25, 2008 and it indicated  that Kiwendo’s land was 5.23 acres. Kiwendo advised Mwebesa to ask Mujjuzi to give him his land. Mujjuzi clarifi ed that he sold 200 acres of land to Mwebesa and Winfred Niwagaba.

He said by the time he sold land to the two people, Kiwendo had not formalized his tenancy and the land was vacant. Asked whether he knows Kiwendo as one of the squatters on his land, Mujjuzi answered in the affirmative, adding that Kiwendo should give him sh3m to formalise his tenancy. However, Kiwendo said he had paid sh2m, leaving a balance of sh1m.

Asked where Kiwendo’s land is, Mujjuzi could not locate it, saying by the time he sold the land, there were no tenants.

The LC1 chairperson, Ben Kasumba, said Mujjuzi sold the land without giving the squatters a chance to buy it. He said the squatters were poorly compensated and were made to sign agreements before their land was taken.

The chairperson of bibanja holders at Kyasa village in Namayumba sub-county, Wakiso district, has asked the
Government to purchase land  for residents through the land fund. Ali Kiwendo said the move  will end land wrangles in the area. Kiwendo was appointed by  President when he visited Kyasa last year. Museveni was informed of the
suffering of people due to land  wrangles and he promised to intervene in the matter. Kiwendo accuses Obed
Mwebesa of taking over his five acres of land.
WAKISO
Mwebesa said he bought the land in 2001 from Edwin  Mujjuzi and that Kiwendo was not among the squatters.  He said he issued a letter toKiwendo warning him against trespassing on his land.  Mwebesa, however, presented an agreement
signed by Mujjuzi, indicating that the land at Namayumbais his and that he was going to process a land title for him.
The agreement was made on April 25, 2008 and it indicated  that Kiwendo’s land was 5.23 acres. Kiwendo advised Mwebesa to ask Mujjuzi to give him his land. Mujjuzi clarifi ed that he sold 200 acres of land to Mwebesa and Winfred Niwagaba. He said by the time he sold land to the two people, Kiwendo had not formalized his tenancy and the land was vacant. Asked whether he knows Kiwendo as one of the squatters on his land, Mujjuzi answered in the affirmative,
adding that Kiwendo should give him sh3m to formalise his tenancy. However, Kiwendo said he had paid sh2m, leaving a
balance of sh1m. Asked where Kiwendo’s land is, Mujjuzi could not locate it, saying by the time he sold the
land, there were no tenants. The LC1 chairperson, Ben Kasumba, said Mujjuzi sold the land without giving the
squatters a chance to buy it. He said the squatters were poorly compensated and were made to sign agreements before their land was taken.

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