Veteran bush war fighter Brig Kasirye Gwanga has bragged of burning a grader he found at his daughter’s land in Lubowa on Entebbe Road and vowed to “deal ruthlessly with land grabbers.”
Kasirye who is apparently being investigated by the Uganda Police officials, says he is not bothered with any body’s opinion but all he did was to fight for his property citing that he cannot negotiate with thieves.
When we contacted a close relative revealed that the retired officer is now looking for whoever took the grader in the land that he does not own.
It is said that a furious Brig Gwanga arrived at the contested land after businessmen identified as Hajji Musa Ssempebwa, Aloysius Sseruwagi and Hasan Ssemujju, had hired a tractor to level part of the land.
The tractor had been hired to grade two acres of land on Block 269. The land is owned by the descendants of Yusuf Ssuuna Kiweewa who was son to King Mwanga but on which multiple claimants have a stake.
On the same Block is a proposed multibillion government referral hospital whose groundbreaking was witnessed by President Museveni on June 1.
The project has since failed to take off because of the land wrangles. The financiers of the project have reportedly pulled out awaiting the settlement of the disputes.