As its always said that no man is an island, the mighty Head of State has also become one of the victims of land grabbing.
Regardless of the troops and heavy security around him, a team of fearless men including a one John Byamukama, Kongo and Katende Seggane have been accused of grabbing Museveni’s land at Katwe-kambwa in Gomba district.
This shocker, has forced President Yoweri Museveni to lodge a complaint before the commission of Inquiry into Land matters accusing this group of people for illegally encroaching on part of his Kisozi ranch scheme.
Through his farm manager Florence Kamatenesi, Museveni contends that about 300 acres from his ranch has been grabbed and fraudulently titled.
Museveni claims that the 300 acres that Byamukama and his group grabbed are part of his one square mile land he bought from the Late Bitari and Walugembe of Nyarwe family.
According to his complaint Byamukama attempted to survey the disputed land in 2013 and on 9 October 2016 he acquired a title and sold it off without Museveni’s knowledge thereby calling upon the commission to investigate his complaint and find out the circumstances under which his land was grabbed, titled and finally sold off without his knowledge and consent.
The issue of land grabbing has continuously become a cancer in the Pearl of Africa where several government officials and business men have been involved in different scandals. Among these is the Minister of Lands Hon. Betty Amongi, Tooro Kingdom Queen Mother, Minister of Water Ronald Kibuule among others.