Masaka district land board chairperson arrested

Masaka district land board chairperson arrested over dubious land giveaways

Peter Ssenkungu ,the Masaka District land board chairperson was on Thursday evening arrested by Justice Catharine Bamugemereire-led commission of inquiry into land matters after discovering that the land board had irregularly allocated land in wetlands.

The commission discovered that Masaka District land board had allocated over 150 hectares of land at only Shs250,000 on September30, 2014 to Noeline Ndagire, which she later sold to Pastor Samuel Kakande of Synagogue Church of All Nations at over Shs70 million which the commission found irregular.

Another questionable land deal was that of 235 hectares of land in Buwunga Sub -county in Masaka District, which was allocated to the deputy Chief of Defense Forces , Lt. Gen Wilson Mbadi at Shs200,000 which the latter also reportedly sold to Pastor Kakande at Shs80million after a few days.

The commission also heard that the board which Mr Ssenkungu heads allocated land that covers Lake Birinzi, a satellite lake of Lake Victoria to Hajji Muyanja Mbabaali (Bukoto South MP), which the commission also found illegal.