Amama Mbabazi, Amos Nzeyi on Spot for Illegally Selling Temangalo Land

Amama Mbabazi (L) and Amos Nzeyi (R)

Business tycoon, Amos Nzeyi and the former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabzi have been criticized for illegal selling over Temangalo land to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) which land belonged to the some of the departed Asians.

The new saga involving the once controversial Temangalo land was unearthed following investigations that are being carried out by the Parliament’s committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) into allegations that a number of departed Asians’ properties were grabbed by government officials.

During the committee proceedings on Wednesday, a one Nazim Moosa of Asian origin now staying in Canada put up a claim that a total of 366 acres of land were illegally transferred by Amos Nzeyi and Amama Mbabazi to NSSF in 2008.

Moosa presented evidence of a 79-year lease land title to the committee of Parliament with prayers that they (rightful owners) are assisted to be reinstated on their land or at least get compensation for the damage made.

The witness said that the family obtained the land in 1924 before being expelled by former Ugandan President, Idi Amin Dada in 1972.

He added that the land in question was illegally transferred into the names of Nzeeyi under unclear circumstances.

The committee chaired by Makindye East MP, Ibrahim Kasozi learnt that although the lease held by the Indians had not expired, unknown individuals cancelled it and transferred it illegally denying the initial owners repossession.

Moosa informed members that they have gone ahead to put a caveat on the land that Nzeeyi sold to NSSF until the matter has been disposed by the relevant government agencies including the Land Probe commission, Parliament among others.

The committee has summoned the former Deputy Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma, businessman Amos Nzeeyi, NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba, former Registrar in the Ministry of Lands, Sarah Kulata among other to explain circumstances surrounding the Temangalo land.

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