Opposition strongman, Kizza Besigye, has listed all the land he claims President Yoweri Museveni either grabbed for his own use or gave out to so-called investors.
The president has been traversing the country and popularising the land amendment bill on radio stations.
He has been assuring Ugandans that no one can grab their land because all land ownership matters in Uganda were clearly resolved by the 1995 constitution and the 1998 land act.
The proposed amendment to the land law is to counter the selfish thieves that have been using the weakness within the law on compensation to fraudulently robe the country or frustrate government fundamental programmes, he said.
Wanyama Don Innocent, the Senior Press Secretary, said the president scheduled to appear on Mubende (Point FM) Saturday, then cross to Masaka (Radio Buddu), Kampala and Jinja (Baba FM), Sunday, Monday and Tuesday respectively.
Besigye cites Museveni in land scams
On Friday, Besigye had paid money for a talk show on Voice of Kigezi 89.5 Fm, reportedly partly owned by Godfrey Mutabazi, the executive director Uganda Communications Commission [UCC], only to be blocked by security.
He later secured another programme on Freedom Radio 94.7 FM from (9:00pm) up to 10:00pm in Kabale town.
Speaking on the radio, he cited Shimoni PTC which taught teachers before Kabale Teachers’ Training College. He said this was a strong institution.
“There was also Shimoni demonstration school where teacher trainees would do their school practice from. There was also Shimoni Primary Schools at the heart of Kampala city,” Besigye stated.
He said all these schools were all demolished and land given to investors to build hotels for hosting the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) guests.
“This land belonged to the people. The schools hosted over 4,000 students.”
He said the land is now owned by former Crane bank mogul Sudhir Ruparelia who has put up signposts looking for tenants.
Besigye said Butabika land where the mental hospital is located was also taken. Luzira prisons land was also taken. Schools lands, government ranches and land belonging to the army as well as ranches were also taken.
“There is a farm in Kiryandongo. Ask Museveni who owns that land which used to belong to government. How did it change hands?”
He added: “Did they put up an announcement so Ugandans can apply for it? How is government land being given away?”
He said government land has been grabbed from Karamoja up to Kisoro sub region.
He further cited the land that belonged to the Ugandan railway, land that belonged to workers, saying it was also grabbed.
“They have stolen government land and are now stealing private land. These are facts. They are not lies.”
Former Makindye Division MP, Hussein Kyanjo, said this week that Museveni grabbed Kisozi farmland from the defence ministry, State House land from Buganda Kingdom while his brother, Gen Salim Saleh, grabbed Nakaseke district land.