Igg Weighs In On Bukalasa Agriculture College Land

Igg weighs in on bukalasa agriculture college land
Appeared in The Daily Monitoron 06 Jun 2020

The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has demanded the cancellation of land title certificates believed to have been erroneously issued on land belonging to Bukalasa Agriculture College without making reference to the original freehold titles.

The land in question covering approximately 33.52 hectares was irregularly transferred to Luweero District Administration under five new freehold titles for land on Block 146 Bulemezi in October 2006 after a successful application at the Uganda Land Commission, an act that the IGG investigation report, observes as irregular since it denied the original land owner, Bukalasa Agriculture College, the privilege of ownership and subsequent utilisation.

The March 24 IGG letter seen by the Daily Monitor and addressed to the chairperson of Uganda Land Commission ( ULC) adds to the many land ownership battles that Bukalasa Agriculture College has gone through, including the famous 2012 land feud with the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces over land measuring 98 acres at Bukalasa.

The army claimed the land in question had been allocated by Luweero District Administration for construction of a UPDF referral Hospital in Luweero District.

While the IGG spokesperson Munira Ali confirms that the letter detailing the investigation report and recommendations regarding the land originates from the IGG’s office, the chairperson of ULC, Ms Beatrice Byenkya, on May 26 said she had not yet received the letter.

“I have personally not accessed the IGG report regarding the Bukalasa Agriculture College land but I just heard rumours regarding this particular report. I will have to attend to that matter. As of now, I cannot comment since it (letter) is not yet at my desk,” Ms Byenkya said.

The IGG report

The investigation report faults and describes the entire subdivision process of the land as irregular when Luweero District Local Government through the UCL in 2006, was issued with five freehold certificate land titles under Block 146 Bulemezi for parcels of land on Plots 358, 359-365,366, 367, and 368.