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Court set to hear unresolved 2016 election petitions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has fixed hearing of election appeals arising from the 2016 general and subsequent by-elections alongside other 40 civil appeals which will be handled in a two-weeks session starting on November 30th, 2020. According to a communication from the judiciary, the session …

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Land probe saves UGX 1 trillion from fraud as inquiry ends

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Commission of Inquiry into land matters has formally concluded its operations ending more than two years of probing irregularities in the land sector. The seven-member team was appointed on December 8, 2016, by President Yoweri Museveni to inquire into the Effectiveness of Law, Policies …

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Land commission grills MP Balyeku over Jinja land saga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja West Member of Parliament Moses Grace Balyeku says he spent up to 2.4 Billion shillings to buy off interests of six businessmen in the controversial Jinja district land saga. He told the Commission of Inquiry into land matters on Thursday that he bought …

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Land probe team examines Barifa forest takeover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commission of Inquiry into land matters has started investigating circumstances under which the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces occupied part of Barifa Forest in Arua District. The land has been under controversy since 2010 when it was first occupied by Gen Salim Saleh, the …

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Nakapiripirit residents pin gov’t institutions, church for land grabbing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emotions and tears filled Nakapiripirit district council hall when residents who reportedly lost land to government and Moroto Catholic Diocese broke their silence on Thursday. The affected residents opened up during a community Baraza organised by the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Land Commission. They told …

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Justice Bamugemereire in Karamoja amidst several land grabbing concerns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Justice Catherine Bamugemereire of Land Commission has finally set foot in Moroto following several calls from residents over land grabbing. There have been numerous calls from residents, local leaders and the Civil Society Organizations in Karamoja to the Commission to investigate land matters …

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Bamugemereire: Tough judge who loves to smile

Justice Catherine Elizabeth Bamugemereire is tough. Many people formed this image of her when she led the tribunal investigating affairs at Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) in 2013 that found Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago incompetent. She was possibly toughest when leading the commission of inquiry into corruption and mismanagement at …

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