NFA Staff to answer to IGG, says Land Probe Commission


The Land Probe Commission Chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire has assured the National Forestry Authority Staff who allegedly gave away Kajjansi Central Forest Reserve land in Wakiso District, to private developers without following the law, that criminal cases in this country do not rot, so they should be prepared to answer for their actions.

This as the Chairman NFA Board, Gashom Onyango had appeared before the said Commission to explain how they lost a Court case in respect of the said Forest Reserve and now tax payers have to pay a whooping 1.1billion shillings as costs of the suit.

The  Commission also demanded to know from Onyango whether NFA appealed the said decision to which he replied in the negative, claiming that his Board had to first consult the Solicitor General since they were never notified about the judgement.

He was then informed that unless there was some connivance, there is no way how NFA could lose the said case if they had presented the Legal Notice gazetting the forest.

It is alleged that in December 2011, NFA board chairman,  Gershom Onyango while serving as acting Executive Director issued a no objection to private company, Logistic Real Estate and Developers Limited leading to unlawful acquisition of land titles.

Evidence further shows that in March 2016, Businessman Ephraim Ntaganda sold the same land to another businessman Eria Mubiru, of J2E Investments Limited at a cost of $2.5 million thereby depriving government of its property and causing financial loss.


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