Baguma Isoke says Movit proprietor’s land documents were stolen

By Sania Babirye

The chairman of the Uganda Land Commission Baguma Isoke has told the Land probe that a file containing application,  valuation and inspection forms plus the lease offer agreements to Movit proprietor Simpson Birungi in regards to plot 60-62 Aldina road in Jinja town was stolen  from the commission’s registry.

Isoke has been  testifying before the commission  on how the said  land which had been leased out to Jinja Municipal council  fraudulently ended up in the hands of Birungi .

Isoke has said  that no information can be traced from the  commission’s records because the file  vanished from the registry 2 years before he assumed office on the 2nd/February 2014.

However when asked by the commission to explain the circumstances under which this theft could have happened ,  Isoke said he did not know because access to the registry is only by permitted staff who even record movement of any documents.

The commission has however  given Isoke a 2 weeks ultimatum to report back with a solution on how the said land can get back in the hands of government.

The chairman  will also be required to explain to the commission  how military land in Kapeka and National Fisheries Research Institute land in Wailaka  was leased out to individuals.