Minister Nabakooba  on country -wide mission to stop land grabbing ,halts eviction of over 2,000 bibanja owners in Gomba

The Minister    Lands ,Housing  and  Urban Development  Judith Nabakooba who is on a country wide mission to stop illegal land evictions and secure land rights  of millions of Ugandans has been in   Kabulasoke , Gomba district, where she has stopped the eviction of over two thousand bibanjja owners.

The bibanja owners in five villages of  Kabulasoke A, Kabulasoke B, Bukundugulu, Lubaale and  Nkandwa all in Gomba district -covering  700 hectares -were to be evicted by a one Sulait  Kalungi  who claims to own the land .

After directing that no one should be evicted without due process – Nabakooba who was in company of the area Member of Parliament Robinah Rwakojo, noted that many Ugandans are being evicted from their land holdings because they don’t know their land rights . She attributed the increased  land conflicts and evictions to ignorance of the masses  and corruption by the  duty bearers .

“ In this meeting we have realised that  there is need for thorough investigation  and sensitisation of communities because we need to know the  original land owners and how Kalungi comes into the picture since independent  reports show that the land belongs to royal family ,” Nabakooba stated .

Ms Nabakooba directed the Gomba Residential  District Commissioner to collect all the documents  connected to the land in question so that the Land Ministry can start investigations to ascertain the rightful owners of the land in dispute .

“ I have halted all the activities which were taking place on that land and everything should  remain in status quo because we are starting the investigations very soon and  a caveat will be entered on the land  through the MZO,” she said 

Ms Rwakojo  called upon the  Ministry of  Lands to sensitise Ugandans  about land rights because land grabbers are taking advantage of  peoples’ ignorance to displace them . 

Responding to the complaints Mr Kalungi said that he bought the land from Mr Dick Lutaaya in 2018  who had a connection with the royal  family and he had already started to compensate some bibanja owners  who have accepted to vacate the land .

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