Members of the Kampala District Land board claim that they are being pressurized by senior KCCA officials to allocate prime land to particular developers.
Members of the Kampala District Land board claim that they are being pressurized by senior KCCA officials to allocate prime land to particular developers. Yusuf Nsibambi, the Kampala District Land Board Chairman cites Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA executive director as one of the officials pressurizing them to allocate land to selected developers.
He accuses Musisi of directing the land board to re-enter some of the KCCA properties for a reallocation to other developers without giving chance to the sitting tenants.
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Nsibambi lists some of the land that KCCA is pushing to reposes as plot 32 Kyadondo road, three plots on Makerere Hill road, plot 1-3 station approach near the railways, plot 24 and 26 on Kampala road next to King Fahd Plaza. Others include plot 1Russell road, plot 5C Colville Street near City High school, plot 21-27 Bombo Road, plot 31 Kitante Road near the play ground and several others found on Nsambya road.
But Nsibambi insists that KCCA just like government and municipal councils ceased to own land with the promulgation of the 1995 constitution. He says that even in the case the current lease of city plots expire, KCCA cannot automatically reposes and sell off the land without giving a fair hearing to the previous owner.
Farook Ntege, another member of the Kampala District Land Board says they will not bow down to any pressure by the KCCA officials to dish out land illegally. Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA executive director has not yet commented on the accusations as she was reportedly in a meeting when URN sought her comment.
However, on Friday last week, Musisi told the media that members of the Kampala District Land Board were being investigated for their involvement in land fraud. She claimed that the board members had disposed KCCA property using forged documents. On April 4, Musisi wrote to Sarah Kusiime, the Kampala District Land board secretary to step aside to pave way for investigations.
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