Museveni brother grabs land on Lake Victoria

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Shadrack Nzeire

Shadrack Nzeire, a brother to President Museveni is being investigated by the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters for illegal acquisition of land titles on shores of Lake Victoria in Luzira.

This was revealed by Edward Kalema, the former Nakawa Division area lands committee chairman, while appearing before the Catherine Bamugemereire led commission on Monday.

He said Nzeire presented application for lease of Plot 3 at Luzira near Lake Victoria with a view of establishing a landing site.

The land was given out to supposed developers; Lala Apartments owned by businessman Ephraim Ntaganda, Moskam Contracting owned by city lawyer and former Nakawa Division Area land committee chairman, Moses Kamoga and Godfrey Mutabaazi.

Former minister of state for Economic Monitoring, Henry Banyenzaki, businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba, Azida Nantege, Emmanuel Kyoyeta, Nasser Kirumira and Ibrahim Biranze are also implicated.

M/s Trussnet Uganda Limited, a company owned by a Nigerian investor, is also part of the said developers who fraudulently acquired the disputed land titles in contravention of the laws and procedures leading to encroachment on natural reserves.

Government had set aside the said land for infrastructural projects in Namanve Central Forest Reserve and Bukasa wetland including; Bukasa inland port, Namanve-Luzira and Mutundwe-Entebbe powerlines, the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), the Kampala-Jinja Expressway and the Southern Bypass.

Kalema told the commission that he signed reports that recommended the granting of approval of leases for the waterlogged areas without inspection as required by law.

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