By Francis Lubega
10th March 2022
The Kampala Capital City Authority -KCCA has threatened to stop all ongoing construction works on the embattled Naguru-Nakawa land.
This was after the Minister of Kampala Hajjati Minsa Kabanda appeared before the Parliamentary Adhoc Committee that was set to investigate the Naguru-Nakawa land row deal.
When asked by the committee chaired by the Kazo County MP Dan Atwijukire on whether the building plans were issued by KCCA, Kabanda denied having them and requested for more time to consult the Authority’s planning department.
But Kabanda promised the committee that once she finds no plans being approved by KCCA for the companies to build on this contested land, she will direct the Authority to close their sites.
Speaking to one of the committee members, the Tororo Woman MP Sarah Opendi said that the committee resolved that a full lost of beneficiaries on the Naguru-Nakawa land be tabled in the committee.
Furthermore, the committee is to interface with Uganda Land Commission -ULC on allegations that one Hakim Mulindwa was illegally allocated several plots.
In 2019, the government repossessed the 80-acre piece of land from Opec Prime developer for failure to establish a Satellite City, and ULC was then tasked to find viable investors to
The land in question has been embroiled in controversy since 2007 after it was given out to Opec Prime Properties Limited to construct a satellite city and In 2018, Cabinet resolved to terminate the contract with Opec Prime Properties after it defaulted on its obligations and it was repossessed by the ULC which was supposed to reallocate it to new developers.