TYCOON HAMIS KIGUNDU TO APPEAL AFTER GOVERNMENT CANCELS HIS LAND TITTLES
Written by admin on September 7, 2022
Re-known city tycoon Hamis Kigundu is ready to move to court of appeal after government cancelled his land tittles,Ham has been in a direct conflict against the Buganda Land Board over the Kigo land ownership where the Buganda Land Board forlsely accused him of fighting his own King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi (ii) in the faces of the Buganda and also went on to forward the matters to mother body the Ministry of Lands and Housing which has decided to cancel his tittlesin fever of BLB
The contraversial land in Kigo Wakiso district according to Baker Mugainothe acting commioner lands registration at the ministry of Lands and said in his directive given yesterday 6th September that land tittles of Kyadondo Block 273 plots 23974, 23975, 23976 and 23977 are subdivided from plot 23720 were illegally produced in November 2019 yet the Kings’ tittles were issued in 1920 and by this and the powers given to him by Subsection 91 of the Land act, Baker ordered that the tittles are canceled and removed from the register book which Hamis Kigundu under his company KIHAM are never at per with.
The said land brew controversy between the businessman and Buganda kingdom over the ownership of the same earlier this year, Buganda kingdom stopped Kiggundu from constructing a road between Mirembe Villas and Serena hotel in Kigo to gain access to the disputed land after he had claimed that he was working with the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to construct this road off Entebbe Expressway.
However, roads authority, UNRA immediately distanced itself and withdrew the permit it had issued to him.
More controversy brew as Mengo insisted the land that Kiggundu claimed his was theirs.
To this, Buganda Kingdom petitioned to the Ministry of Lands seeking cancellation of freehold titles measuring over 140 acres overlapping Kabaka’s mailo land that were in Ham’s name though Ham insisted ownership of the land.
“The area where our client’s freehold titles are situated is part and parcel of the total lake area and constitutes former public land vested in the government pursuant to Article 244 (1) (a) of the Constitution,” Ham’s lawyers said.
In his directive on Tuesday, the acting commissioner for land registration at the Ministry of Lands and Housing also ordered a joint boundary opening exercise to help ascertain the exact ownership of the contested land.
Following a cancellation hearing, the commissioner questioned the existence of a title on top of an already exiting one and consequently ordered a joint boundary opening exercise to ascertain the true ownership of this land conducted by surveyors from both parties.
“According to both majority and minority reports availed to the office of the commissioner land registration, it is deduced by both reports that there is an encroachment by the freehold titles on the Mailo titles….Both reports agree that plots 23974, 23975, 23976 and 23977 owned by Ham Enterprises Limited encroach onto the Mailo Titles in plots 38, 87,99 and 110 owned by the Kabaka of Buganda. Therefore, it is questionable how a professional survey could have been undertaken to create on overlay on an already existing title. Without any doubt, such survey process was flawed and an illegality that resulted in double titling.”
The commissioner also noted that even if it was public land, Wakiso District Land Board illegally gave it out in freehold to Kiggundu since it is a wetland.
After hearing this, tycoon Hamis Kigundu says he is to move to the court of appeal appealing ownership of this land claiming mafialism in Buganda more so in the Buganda and Board