July 21, 2013

Presidential Advisor, Pastor Embroiled In Land Wrangle

Maureen Walube Kyalya, Presidential Adviser on Poverty Alleviation in Busoga region is embroiled in a land dispute with Patrick Musinguzi, the pastor Glory Be to God International Church in Kimaka, Mpumudde – Kimaka division in Jinja Municipality.

The duo is fighting over a 2.5 acre piece of land, which occupies plot 116 in Kimaka village. Kyalya claims that the she inherited the disputed piece of land from her late father Steven Kanobe Kyalya in 2001. According to Kyalya her mother used the disputed the land for bee farming until 2009.

Musinguzi on the other hand claims that he bought the disputed land at the cost of 12 million shillings from Irene Wekiya, Uganda’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates in 2009. He says that the sell agreement was signed by Irene Wekiya and Maureen Walube Kyalya’s brother.

However, Maureen Walube Kyalya’s says that she didn’t receive any money from the said land transaction that is why she has embarked on fencing it off for redevelopment.

She accuses Musinguzi of fronting Zong Zubao, a Chines businessman who was deported out of Uganda in 2010 after he was declared from the country as the legitimate owner of the land.

Musinguzi has threatened to petition court should Kyalya insist on developing the land. He wonders why the presidential adviser does construction work at night under the protection of soldiers if the land belongs to her.

Richard Gulume, the Jinja Resident District Commissioner denies giving anyone security to construct at night on the controversial piece of land. He has applied through Jinja deputy High court registrar Deo Neyimana for an interim order for Jinja high court to determine the status quo of the 2.5 acre piece of land on 116 Kimaka.

Deo Neyimana says he has received the application saying a date will be set for hearing of the matter.

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