COSASE to summon UNRA over Kajansi land. This was revealed during an interface between the Wakiso Land Board and the COSASE.
Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) have launched an investigation into the sale and purchase of the Kajansi land which is covered by the Entebbe Express High Way sold to Uganda Revenue Authority (UNRA) at a tune of 11bn shillings yet it belongs to the government.
This was revealed during an interface between the Wakiso Land Board and the COSASE.
The members sitting on the Committee were shocked to learn that the government bought the land that belonged to it.
Ibrahim Kasozi, the chairperson COSASE said that during the interface with Wakiso Land Board, the custodian board that is in charge of the departed Asians properties informed the Committee that the land that makes part of the Entebbe Express High Way at Kajansi, belongs to the government.
Yet there’s a person who sold it to UNRA at a tune of 11bn shillings.
“We got a complaint from the custodian board that it was a custodian board’s land, but some land grabbers around, they took it and thereafter they sold it to UNRA when they were constructing that Express High Way,” Kasozi said.Tweet
Twesigye Nathan Itungu, committee member revealed that the documents presented by Wakiso Land Board were questionable.
And now COSASE moves to summon UNRA to explain if due diligence was done before purchasing this land.
“They should have established the facts on the ground about the land, there was no need for UNRA to rush to spend the money without doing due diligence,” Itungo said.Tweet
Addressing journalists later, Kasozi said that according to the investigations that were carried out in Canada and the UK, the Indians who stayed back home fraudulently acquired properties by threatening those who had left the country.
“They threatened them, don’t come back home, if you come we shall arrest you, others could write letters indicating that they have given copies to the president, so whenever they could say this matter is before the president so they should not come, and they threatened them likeTweet
The Committee also found out that some land grabbers took Indian properties and have been demanding the government to compensate them a tune of 13bn shillings before they vacate the land.