Prominent Businessman Amos Nzeyi tells the Commission of Inquiry into Land matters that he never acquired Temangalo Land through illegal means.
Nzeyi has testified before the Commission Chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire that he learnt of the 366.2acre disputed Temangalo Land while it was being owned by a Senior Banker, Prince Abbas Mawanda whom he met in 1975.
That he then sold it to him between 1991 to 1993 in parcels due to financial constraints.
Nzeyi said that he used Lawyers from Ssebalu and Lule Company Advocates whom he considered professional enough to carry out the necessary due diligence on the said Land, and did not expect them to mislead him in anyway.
Nzeyi also denied being untouchable or so big before the Law, as the Complainant Nazim Moosa alleged in his testimony to the Commission recently.
Nzeyi assured the Commission that he will provide to the Commission the contact Address of Prince Abbas Mawanda because he has been in touch with him, and had actually called him this morning to appear with him, but he didn’t pick his phone.
This as Nzeyi was defending himself on how he acquired the disputed Temangalo Land in Busiro County-Mengo, before selling it to NSSF in 2008.
This follows a complaint by an Asian Family, that claims to hold the original Title of the said land comprised on Block 296 plot 20 in Busiro measuring 366.2acres, on which it operated a Tea Estate before the expulsion of Indians by Idi Amin in 1972.
The Asian family says it acquired a 79year old Lease from Daniel Mugwanya Kato in 1944 and much as their lease expired in 2003 but him and the Mugwanya family believe that their land was improperly transferred to Amos Nzeyi.