January 7, 2015

Busoga Kingdom To Lose Land

Busoga kingdom is at the verge of losing a 20 acre piece of land at Igenge hill in Buwekula Village in Bugembe town council.

Kyabazinga William Nadiope Gabula
Kyabazinga William Nadiope Gabula

 

The disputed land is found on Igenge hill, 11 kilometers from Jinja town. Igenge hill is central in the enthronement of the Kyabazinga and other cultural leaders as it is used to perform important cultural rituals.

Three people in Buwekula Village wrote to Busoga kingdom interim committee on December 5th 2014 to vacate the 20 acres of land in Igenge hill to pave way for private developments.  They are Salim Mukomya, Abdul Wanyama and Ben Lukwago.

Salim Mukomya, one of the claimants says that his family allocated part of the Igenge hill land to the kingdom in 1949 on the request of Sir William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Nadiope.

Henry Twinomuhwezi, the assistant Jinja High Court registrar says in 2011 Busoga kingdom sued Salim Mukomya, Abdul Wanyama and Ben Lukwago over the disputed land but lost the suit due to lack of supporting documents.

91 – year – old Ben Lukwago, a resident of Buwekula village is one of the 31 residents who signed on the document that allowed Busoga kingdom to use Igenge hill for its cultural rituals.

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