Former Minister Kibuule moves to evict 500 residents off Kabaka’s land

Residents at Kigaya – Golomolo village in Buikwe District have petitioned the Buganda Land Board and several state agencies accusing Former Mukono North Member of Parliament Ronald Kibuule for using the state apparatus in a bid to evict them from a piece of land said to belong to the Kingdom of Buganda.

The resident, led by Christine Nassali Ssanyu say, there have been several contestations on the said piece of land for more than five years and a matter was raised before the High Court in Mukono.

However, even before the court ruling has not been made, the residents accuse Kibuule of hiring the Ssezibwa Regional Police Commander Caroline Akoth, the Buikwe RDC Jane Francis Kagaayi threatening to evict them from the same piece of land.

“This Court case is still on-going because Buganda Kingdom who are the rightful owners of the land on which over 500 of us live have filed a case in Court which is not yet disposed of,” Nassali says.

“The purpose of this letter is to request you to restrain former Minister Ronald Kibuule the actions against us till when all the Court processes are concluded,” she added.

The 85 acre piece of land has since 2017 been subject of contention between the Minister and the Buganda Kingdom Government.

While appearing before the Commission of Inquiry on Land matters a few years ago, Minister Kibuule and said he was not aware of some people especially the Namasole of Buganda since they are not elected.

The same land is said to be managed by the Namasole of Buganda.

The Kingdom through its arm, the Buganda Land Board has on several occasions tried to mitigate. However, there efforts have always been failed by the in availability of Minister Kibuule.

Minister Kibuule would not be contacted for comment. However, during a meeting with the Bamugemereire led commission of inquiry in 2018, Kibuule denied any wrong doing. He said, the land in question was sold to him by a one Musa Kateregga on July 29, 2017, and he has compensated over 20 families.

Kibuule said that he purchased 85 acres at Ugx 120 million.

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