Luweero District At Risk Of Losing Another Prime Plot

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Christopher Oketayot, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Luweero District, says they have asked the complainant to stop the proposed redevelopment of the land until they retrieve the sale agreement between the district and the Late Musaazi.

Luweero district is on the verge of losing a prime plot of land in a row with a resident. The land row pits the district against the family of the late Ndugga Musaazi led by Olivia Ndugga, a resident of Central zone in Luweero town council.

 

The disputed land measuring 40 by 130 feet is found between the District Service Commission and Education department along Kampala-Gulu highway in Luweero town. Recently, Olivia Ndugga started assembling construction material on the disputed land to pave way for redevelopment.

 
 
According to Ndugga, her father sold a commercial building close to the disputed land to the district in the 1980's and allocated the remaining portion to his daughters for redevelopment. Ndugga says the family has now secured money to redevelop the land but the district has asked them to stay the construction.
 


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However, Ronald Ndawula, the Luweero LC 5 Chairperson, insists that the disputed land belongs to the district.
 


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Christopher Oketayot, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Luweero District, says they have asked the complainant to stop the proposed redevelopment of the land until they retrieve the sale agreement between the district and the late Musaazi.

 
By time of filing this story, the district had failed to produce the sale agreement. Ndugga has since gone ahead to advertise the plot for sale. The family of the late Musaazi family has also threatened to reclaim another plot at the district headquarters, which they claimed was occupied illegally.

 
 
Luweero district lost over 16 acres of Land donated to Luweero Health Center IV by Buganda Kingdom after they were fraudulently leased by some residents. Only 4 out of the 20 acres of land allocated to Luweero Health Center IV were utilised by the facility.
 

Luweero district headquarters and 39 health centers are also at the risk of losing huge chunks of land to encroachers due to lack of land titles. The facilities were built on land that was donated by some individuals but no attempts have been made to register it.


While meeting of the MPs on Local Government Accounts Committee (LGAC) at Parliament on Monday, Chief Administrative Officers warned that Government risks losing more land in the districts unless it is titled.

 

About the author

Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.