THE deputy Katikkiro and Mengo minister for land and property, Godfrey Kaaya Kavuma, has warned local council leaders who endorse the selling of the kingdomâ€™s land
THE deputy Katikkiro and Mengo minister for land and property, Godfrey Kaaya Kavuma, has warned local council leaders who endorse the selling of the kingdomâ€™s land.
Kavuma said local officials illegally ask for money traditionally known as â€˜Kanzuâ€™ from those buying the land.
â€œWhoever buys the kingdomâ€™s land through these local leaders, will have bought â€˜airâ€™. They have got no right to sell the kingdomâ€™s land,â€ said Kavuma.
He advised those willing to lease land to apply through the Buganda Land Board.
Kavuma was responding to a report recently given to him by Rajab Ssabaganzi Lwebuga, the Nanfumbambi-Ntenjeru, Kojja sub-county chairman in Kyaggwe.
Lwebugaâ€™s report indicated that LCI leaders in his sub-county were increasingly selling the Kabakaâ€™s land.
The report said the LC officials were secretly selling part of the sub-countyâ€™s land due to their greed for money.
It further showed that parish chiefs (Abatongole) and Kabakaâ€™s men who tried to complain about selling of the land, were tortured and imprisoned by the LCs, in an attempt to silence them.
Katikkiro warns on land sale