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Row erupts over Ntinda communal car park

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th March 2007 03:00 AM

RESIDENTS of Ministers’ Village, Ntinda in Kampala have protested the occupation of a communal car park and leisure green belt by Dick Kizito Ssekalala, a Kampala trader.

RESIDENTS of Ministers’ Village, Ntinda in Kampala have protested the occupation of a communal car park and leisure green belt by Dick Kizito Ssekalala, a Kampala trader.

By Brian Ssekamatte

RESIDENTS of Ministers’ Village, Ntinda in Kampala have protested the occupation of a communal car park and leisure green belt by Dick Kizito Ssekalala, a Kampala trader.

Kizito had by Monday cut down trees in the green belt planted by the Rotary Club of Mengo and fenced off the park located on Republic Road.

During a meeting at the disputed site on March 4, the group demanded that the Uganda Land Commission probes the allocation of the land to Kizito.

The area LC1 chairman, Gabriel Agaba, said the plot is part of the estate gardens established in the original plan by the National Housing and Construction Corporation (NHCC) in 1988.

Agaba revealed: “I went to the land registry in Kampala City Council and was surprised to find that the area’s layout had been changed. I wrote to the chairman of the Uganda Land Commission alerting him about the creation of a suspicious Plot 32 on Friendship Road, but I got no reply. My attempts to stop development on the plot have been resisted because Kizito has secured a land title.”

Agaba’s letter to the commission copied to the city planner was dated July 14, 2006, while Kizito’s land title was issued on August 26, 2006 by the same institution.

The residents questioned the creation of “Plot 32 on Friendship Road” which does not exist on the original NHCC plan. They called for the intervention of the Inspector General of Government.

Development of the plot will affect several properties and block the access road to other streets like Kyambogo View and Valley Road.

Documents indicate that Friendship Road, with 30 plots will be extended to include Plot 32. “Extension of the road will mean breaking some of the structures on plots 2, 4, and 6 on Valley Road. Their titles will also have to change” Agaba added.

Agaba said his attempts to stop encroachment and destruction of the green park were resisted by Kizito.

Ministers’ Village houses prominent residents like the Vice-President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, the chairman of Uganda Land Board, Jehoash Mayanja Nkangi, the Deputy -Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga and the minister of state for tourism, Sarapio Rukundo.

Row erupts over Ntinda communal car park

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