President Yoweri Museveni is not happy with the way the chief government valuer conducted attempts to frustrate the compensation of the Mbale renowned businessman Moses Wambogo, in his 200 acre land located in Hoima, this website has been told.
Wambogo, the Chief Executive Officer ‘Wambogo Technical Services’ is a prominent entrepreneur famous for Land investments national wide.
The youthful businessman is among the 2473 affected people in Kabale Parish, Buseruka Sub County, Hoima District whose land and property falls within the 29 square kilometers of land that the Government put aside for the construction of Oil refinery projects commencing this year.
However in what appears to be a professional lapse , the chief Government Valuer questioned how Wambogo attained 200 acres of land in the gazetted area yet he is a gishu, a matter that has not only gone well with the President ,but also ordinary Ugandans faulting the valuer for misconduct.
‘’Wambogo is a Ugandan like all of us who can own land anywhere .Why would a professional person take such a direction while executing his duties on behalf of the government. If we have Indians owning land all over the country, why not a Ugandan .We should not frustrate local investors ‘’, said one of the Mps from Hoima.
According to documents seen by this website, the businessman genuinely owns the 200 acres land and wants Shs 10 Billion in Compensation
It is upon this background that after the matter reached the President, he prevailed over the government valuer , whose actions would not only embarrass government institutions , but also attract litigation and losses should Wambogo resort to court for his compensation.
Over the years, the Government has been entangled in financial mislay after paying out trillion Shillings in cases it loses, largely resulting from the negligence of government officials.
In his June 2018 report, Auditor General John Muwanga noted that the contingent liabilities figure has been drastically increasing citing an 18.2 percent increase from 6.16 trillion reported as at 30th June 2017 to 7.29 trillion as of 30th June 2018.
In 2019, the Solicitor General Francis Atoke while appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) expressed worry that the money will continue rising given that people are aware of their rights and take advantage of every error committed by government ministries and departments to demand for justice.
‘’This could be the reason why the farsighted President prevailed over the chief the self-willed Valuer otherwise ,being a genuine owner of the land Wambogo would sue government and reap more billions in a court case than even what he is demanding for compensation’’, said a source from Ministry of Lands.
The money in form of contingent liabilities and guarantees comprise of cases that have been filed against Government pending hearing, cases before courts under hearing and cases in which government has appealed against the Court ruling.
The contingent liabilities are determined from estimated amounts of claims against the government by litigants and the amounts are used to determine the fees chargeable before the case is heard.