Lands Minister Appears Before Bamugemereire Land Commission Today
Lands Minister Betty Amongi is expected to appear before the commission of inquiry into land matters at Wandegeya to throw more light on issues pertaining to the Land Fund.
According to the summons issued by the commission chairperson Justice Catherine Bamugemeire, Amongi is also expected to explain how she acquired the land located onplot 29 Acacia Avenue Kololo hill in Kampala,that allegedly belonged to departed Asians.
This is after a one TashakPartel filed his complaint before the commission and testified that before the expulsion of Asians, his grandparents were the registered owners of plot 29 on Acacia Avenue which was later entrusted to the Departed Asian custodian board.
That upon his family’s return in 1995, his mother MandakiniManubaiPartel re-possesed the said property and having appointed him as care -taker of the property , he decided to rent it out to a telecom company -Midcom Ltd.
That however sometime in December 2017, Partel received a letter from minister Amongi’s company called AMOBET investments Ltd asking his Asian family to vacate the property as it has never been re-possessed and therefore it automatically reverted back to government.
Partel explained that minister Amongi on February 15th/2018 using the Ministry’s letter head wrote to his lawyers of Bitangaro and company advocates summoning him to appear at the Ministry of land Headquarters for questioning in relation to the alleged forgged documents including a land tittle and a certificate of re-possession regarding the contentious property .
That however before attending the said meeting , Partel has told the commission that he instructed his lawyers to first carry out a search at the registrar of companies to establish the legitimacy and ownership of AMOBET company .
That a through check -up at the registrar of companies revealed that minister Amongi owns 66% of AMOBET company and the remainig 44% belongs to a one Cate Odongo.
Partel testified that the above revelations clearly show that minister Amongi is using her position to steal his family’s property which approximately valued at 5 billion shillings.