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NHCC Loses Case

By Vision Reporter

Added 14th January 2002 03:00 AM

THE National Housing and Construction Corporation (NHCC) has lost a case in which it sought to stop Chemical Distributors (U) Ltd from possessing a plot of land in Bugolobi flats, Kampala.

By John Odyek THE National Housing and Construction Corporation (NHCC) has lost a case in which it sought to stop Chemical Distributors (U) Ltd from possessing a plot of land in Bugolobi flats, Kampala. The Court of Appeal last week dismissed with costs an application filed by NHCC to repossess Plot 4 Luthuli, Second Close, Bugolobi enclosed by NHCC flats. Kampala District Land Board leased the undeveloped land to Chemical Distributors Uganda Limited, who plan to construct six blocks of three- storey flats worth sh1.5b. It is conditional that Chemical Distributors completes development of the land by May 2004. Chemical Distributors received a certificate of title for the land in January 2001. NHCC had reserved the suit land as recreational ground for children of residents in the estate. Kampala City Council had allowed NHCC in 1970 to use the virgin land as leisure grounds for tenants residing in the Bugolobi estates and partly as a space for the erection of toilets and water facilities. Court ruled that NHCC was not a registered owner of the disputed land. The plot is public land and Kampala District Land Board has the powers to lease it in respect of the Land Act 1998. Court said the land was not fraudulently obtained by Chemical Distributors. NHCC had earlier lost the suit in the High Court. The taxed bill of costs in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal are estimated at about sh100m. Chemical Distributors was represented by Robert Ojambo Mugeni of, Wejuli-Wabwire & Company Advocates and Paul of Muhimbura and Company Advocates. Ends

NHCC Loses Case

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