THIS WEEK: Commission of inquiry taken out of the city
The Justice Catherine Bamugemeriere led commission of inquiry into land issues has changed venue from Kampala to Hoima where hearings are being conducted for a week. This is the fourth time, the commissioners are moving out of the city with the previous ones being held in Jinja, Wakiso and Luweero.
The commission which is among others probing the effectiveness of land laws, issues of land acquisition, public administration of land and reservation of protected areas such wetlands and national parks has interviewed several individuals with the recent one being Catherine Mulinde former commissioner land administration in the Ministry of Lands who is said to have sold off part of the land housing the public cemetery in Bakasa in Wakiso district. Mulinde who told the commission that the 13 acres of land sold was approved by the Ministry because the land was vacant is also accused of taking public land for personal use.