The minister for lands Persis Namuganza has been implicated in a land grabbing case by the Couthinio family in Katabi town council Wakiso district of over 15 acres of land located in katabi Busambaga.
Ms Sarah Couthinio a daughter in the family while talking to Entebbe post alleged that the minister took advantage of government’s decision to halt public transport to put up structures on the contested land.
During the construction police intervened and dispersed the brawling two partys (Couthinio and Min. Namuganza) to put an end to the brawl.
Police was able to rescue an excavator that was found on site from being torched by the fired up residents who own plots of land in the contested land.
The family said that it is living in fear due to threats and expressed dismay at the alleged ministers segregation of them being non Ugandans hence have no right to own land in the country.
When contacted Min Namuganza denied the allegations of land grabbing and accused the family of transferring their family graveyards to the said site after which they claimed ownership.
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