Former Tooro Prime Minister battling govt’s over land ownership
Government has delayed the opening of boundaries on a disputed land claimed by Stephen Irumba, the former Prime Minister of Tooro. Irumba has been battling government over the ownership of 200 acres of land in Rwentuha Sub County, Kyegegwa district. He accuses the government of grabbing 200 of his 500 acres of land and turning it into a refugee settlement area.
The land in dispute is adjacent to Kyaka I Refugee Settlement where the Ministry of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees resettled more than 100 families.
Last month, Irumba’s lawyer Solomon Webale Araali met the Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, officials from Ministry of Lands and the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and agreed to open the boundaries on the disputed land to ascertain the owner. The exercise was supposed to be carried out this month. In an earlier interview, Irumba said that he acquired the land in 2003 when it was titled and registered and that he carried out due diligence to ensure that he was purchasing the land genuinely.