Jinja district has halted the allocation of public land to developers as a result of wide spread cases of corruption in the land transactions
Ben Otim Ogwette, Jinja Chief Administrative Officer says that it was the unanimous decision of Jinja Municipality and the district to halt any further land transaction.
He says that the process to allocate land will only resume after cases filed in the office of the Inspector General of Government and court about plots disposed off illegal are resolved.
Bwete says that the disputes include plots of land under customary ownership which, were allocated to various people.
He says such illegal land transactions are common in places like Masese, Walukuba, Mpumudde and Kimaka.
Hannington Basakana, the LC V chairman and Mohammed Kezaala Baswale, the Mayor Jinja Municipality have welcomed the ban on allocating land.
Early this a group of Jinja residents wrote to Raphael Baku, the Inspector General of Government to investigate the allocation of land in Jinja district.
The residents accused members of the Jinja district land board of corruption and unfair allocation of land to developers.