MPs on Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises (Cosase) have learned that prime land belonging to Uganda Land Commission, which housed a Kampala Capital City Authority dispensary, was fraudulently appropriated to M/s Securex Amenities Limited.
The land located at Plot 71 Nkrumah Road was leased to Ms. Securex Amenities Limited on the condition that two floors will be condominium property of KCCA, but the developer never fulfilled the condition and has now converted the leasehold into freehold under controversial circumstances.
In correspondences shared with MPs, former Kampala Mayor Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala asked then Town Clerk Ms. Ruth Kijjambu to clear the acquisition by Ms. Securex.
In response, however, Ms kijjambu asked the then Mayor to discuss the matter in the Executive Committee, which purportedly approved the said acquisition.
Appearing before the Committee today, Kijjambu disowned the correspondences purporting to bear her signature, terming them a forgery.
MPs also learned from the Auditor General that by the time Ms. Securex was allocated the lease, it wasn’t incorporated as a company and that the file containing all correspondences incidental to the impugned transaction has since been confirmed missing by officials from the Uganda Land Commission (ULC).
MPs pointed at a web of corrupt officials who are complicit in such dubious transactions. They criticized KCCA’s directorate of legal affairs for what he said was a sloppy job of defending the authority on this matter and asked KCCA to recover the Land.
The Director of Legal Affairs Caleb Mugisha, however, denied any wrongdoing, instead saying the office of the Executive Director KCCA never shared with him the findings of the audit report.
The KCCA executive director Dorothy Kisaka committed to taking possible interventions to recover the lost land.
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