Bunyoro Kingdom Leaders have stormed the office of the lands minister in Kampala, demanding for land titles which were recovered from Baganda absentee landlords.
Bunyoro is seeking to recover the land comprising of Bugangaizi and Buyaga counties from Buganda.
Led by the Mubende-Banyoro committee chairman, Katanga Musoke, the 16-man group on Tuesday demanded an explanation from the minister, as to why government had failed to return the 300 land titles which the Uganda Land Commission recovered from the Baganda absentee landlords.
The group also sought to know whether government was prepared to return the recovered land to the qualifying people especially in Kibaale district. They claimed that the land which was grabbed by the Baganda belonged to the Banyoro and challenged the minister to explain why the Land Compensation Fund had not taken action on the matter.
The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Omara Atubo, told the group that government is ready to sort out the land problems in Kibaale. The group however warned that the Banyoro are ready to demonstrate against government's failure to return the land titles.
The group also put to task the minister in charge of the presidency, Beatrice Wabudeya, to explain why the commission of Enquiry into Bunyoro land issues has not produced its report findings.
The commission appointed by the President in September 2005, was charged with inquiring into land issues, inter tribal relationship of the communities, and the cause of conflict and politics of the Bunyoro region. The commission was also expected to recommend how the Banyoro could co-exist peacefully.
Wabudeya however assured the group that government would release the report once it is ready. She also promised to forward the matter to the President.