Stop issuance of Certificates of land titles- NFA

By Joan Navubya

The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has written to the Commissioner Land Registration at Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development to stop issuance of Certificates of land titles in Central Forest Reserves.

This follows the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom’s acquisition of a Land Title in Bugoma Central Forest Reserve curving out over 8,000 hectares of land in Buhaguzi County Kyangwali Hoima District.

The kingdom is already carrying out the boundary marking exercise for the land, already leased to Hoima Sugar Factory Company Ltd to grow sugarcanes.

NFA warns that failure to adhere to the request; it will be forced to apply legal means.

Photo: bugomaforest.blogspot.com

Committee Chairman Abdu Kantuntu refuses to handover UBC land title

By Alice Lubwama
The Chairperson of the Parliamentary committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprise, Abdul Katuntu has refused to surrender the  controversial UBC land title of 23 acres of land in Bugolobi.  UBC management had requested the committee chair to return the title but Katuntu says that since his committee transacts business on behalf of parliament they cannot take a decision on their own.
  Last week Margret  Muhanga through her  lawyer surrendered the title deed for the land in Bugolobi to the committee despite her earlier claim that she did not have it.  Muhanga got into the spotlight when she told the committee that  bought  land at 10 billion shillings  after she sold her goats chicken and cows.