The Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga, has recommended that government reviews and revises the Land Act and Federal System of Governance.
He was this week appearing before the land commission committee.
Mayiga said the Land Act has not been fully implemented and this needs to change.
“We recommend that the Land Division of the High Court gets judges to dispose of cases in a timely manner. The government is known for taking its time before people are compensated.”
Mayiga also recommended the reinstatement of a Federo system of governance so that each area can manage its own affairs.
“There might be a hidden agenda to destabilise Buganda,” he told the committee.
He added: “There is a perception that this land commission is aimed at denying the Kingdom and the Kabaka rightful ownership of land.”
“There should be a special court to preside over these land disputes in a period not exceeding 3 months. If election petitions can be disposed off quickly, why not land compensations?” he wondered.
Lead counsel Herbert Byenkya: Is there fear that there is a hidden agenda to abolish mailo land?
Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga: Mr counsel yes, that is an open secret.