Brig. Kasirye Ggwanga has sued a mining company, Energo Uganda company Limited, for allegedly grabbing his land at Kirimanya-Matuga in Wakiso.
“They have extracted my stone quarry without my authority and any given statement from the Land Commission,” Kasirye revealed during a phone interview with The Observer on Tuesday, October 5.
The disputed land is allegedly owned by Isaac Sserunjogi, through his guardian Kasirye Ggwanga. Energo project, a mining and construction firm however, claims to have acquired the land title from the Uganda Land Commission.
“In 2008 I went to the Lands Commission and I was told that the stone is mine but they have failed to give reasons why they are occupying the land,” says Kasirye.
The case is before the commercial court and the next hearing is scheduled for October 11. Kasirye who is being represented by lawyer Daudi Mpanga alleges that Energo used force to acquire the land and so far he estimates over Shs 2 billion worth of stones have been extracted.
This might not be good news to his opponents in the race for the Kyadondo North parliamentary seat.
Samuel James Kibanga, the DP flag bearer and leading challenger to incumbent MP Robert Kasule (NRM), says his bid has gained ground after he recently recruited 6,000 campaign agents in the constituency.
Last week, Kibanga told us that he has managed to recruit 200 people in the last two months in each of the 30 parishes in Kyadondo North.
“I have been building networks for kakuyege teams that include both DP and many NRM supporters. They (NRM supporters) are campaigning for me because I’ve development programmes,” an excited Kibanga said.
After being drafted into his Kakuyege teams, Kibanga has organised seminars to sensitize them on electoral processes, campaign management and vote protection. One such seminar was held recently at Rock View Hotel in Matugga.
“They prepare forums for me to address communities on my candidature and programmes,” Kibanga said.
Kibanga has also organised football and netball tournaments in the constituency. Kibanga Bull Tournaments are ongoing in Gombe, Busukuma, Matugga, Nabweru and Nansana sub counties.
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