Councilors Protest Development Of Contested Kabale Land

2008 Views Kabale, Western Region, Uganda

In short
The land in question was sold at 90 million shillings, a price that is being contested by councilors. The matter is now in court after White Horse Inn sued the municipality for breach of contract.

Councilors in Kabale district are bitter with the leadership of the Municipality for allegedly conniving with the management of a Kabale hotel to develop a disputed piece of land.

The land in question was sold to Kabale White Horse Inn by the former town clerk, Augustine Bujara, a decision that was challenged by the leadership of the council who ordered that the right procurement procedures be followed.

However recently, Kabale White Horse Inn embarked on developing the land into parking space.
Leopold Twesigye, the councilor representing Kigongi ward in Kabale Municipal Council says there are still issues to be resolved on the disposal of the land.

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Twesigye further asks the Municipal authorities to ensure that all transactions are executed following the right procedures to avoid confusion.

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Badru Biryomumaisho of Kijuguta ward, says that it is the responsibility of the municipal leadership to protect council property. Biryomumaisho says the leadership must wake up and protect the land, as such plots will be needed as the town develops.

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Kabale deputy town clerk, Lauben Ntegyereize told URN that much as the Municipal leaders are concerned about the said development, Kabale Municipality is working hard to ensure that the matter is resolved.

He further reveals that after the council challenged the procurement of the land, Management of White Horse Inn since sued the municipality for breach of contract.
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The land in question is plot 636 M, which is found along Jackson road on Makanga Hill in Central Division of Kabale municipality.

The decision by former Kabale Municipality town clerk Augustine Bujara to sell off the land in question at a cost of shillings 90 million drew protests from local leaders, who said that the procurement procedures were never put into consideration.


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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.