Illegal settlers on 58 plots of land in Walukuba belonging to Jinja district, have three months to vacate the land or risk losing their property.
The settlers including several politicians are being accused by the Jinja district land board of sharing the plots and opening up developments on the land, without authorization.
It is alleged that the illegal settlers took advantage of the resignation of Samuel Muwumba, the former Jinja district Land board chairman, to occupy the land.
After taking over the land, the illegal settlers evicted farmers who were using it and immediately begun constructing houses, some on more than one plot.
Abubakar Maganda and Moses Talugenda are some of the district councilors who are being accused of illegally grabbing the plots of land in Walukuba.
Maganda, who doesn't deny illegally settling on the land says that he is willing to pay for his lease, when the district land board is ready to sell the land.
However, Councilor Meddy Mbentyo insists that the right procedures should be followed in acquiring the land.
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Ngoma Ngime the district land board Chairman, who has written to the settlers to vacate the land in three months, says that grabbing public land could have far reaching implications.
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Records at the Jinja district land board indicate that over 500 plots of land in Magwa, Walukuba, Masese, Kimaka, Mpumudde, Bugembe and along the lake Victoria water shores have been illegally taken over.
The district land board has put up a corporate plan which will only give priority to those with required resources to develop the land.