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.