Court Stops Bunyoro District Land Boards From Issuing Titles

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In short
In the ruling read by the Masindi high court registrar Juli Acio on Thursday, the aforementioned district land boards will not continue processing land titles unless the main suit which was filed by Bunyoro Kitara Reparation Agency BUKITAREPA is disposed of. Last year BUKITAREPA through DG Associates dragged all the seven district land boards to court accusing them of issuing land titles on the land they have never owned.

Masindi High Court has issued an interim order restraining all the seven district land boards in Bunyoro from issuing land titles.
 
The district land boards include Masindi, Kiryandongo, Bulisa, Hoima, Kibaale, Kakumiro and Kagadi.
 
In the ruling read by the Masindi high court registrar Juli Acio on Thursday, the aforementioned district land boards will not continue processing land titles unless the main suit which was filed by Bunyoro Kitara Reparation Agency (BUKITAREPA) is disposed of.
 
Last year BUKITAREPA through D&G Associates dragged all the seven district land boards to court accusing them of issuing land titles on the land they have never owned.
 
BUKITAREPA applied for an interim order restraining the seven land boards from issuing the land titles.
 
Delivering the judgment, Acio revealed that the respondents never filed affidavits   noting that the applicant challenged them on this ground, adding that it implies that BUKITAREPA's application remains genuine.
 
Acio added that the interim order will remain until the main suit is disposed of.
 
 Doviko Batwale, the chief coordinator BUKITAREPA expressed happiness over the ruling made by Masindi high court saying that this this will help save Banyoro from living on their land as slaves.
 
Batwale also explained that whoever goes a head to issue titles will be charged with contempt of court.
 
Yusuf Mugisa Bunya, one of the BUKITAREPA members explained that this is the time to put all the existing laws in practice noting that many people have been taking Banyoro to be dull and dense.

This comes as the Commission of Inquiry into Land matters, instituted by President Museveni, gets down to work. The Commission chaired by Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire is tasked with probing into the effectiveness of law, policies and processes, land administration, land management and land registration in Uganda.