By PEACOCK KAWEESA
The Entebbe Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Nalongo Rose Kirabira has intervened into the land row between city engineer Maurice Barigye and one Edward Jemba, over land located on plot 81 along Virus
The family of the late Edward Kanwagi recently filed their case to the RDC’s office after city engineer Maurice Barigye grabbing the disputed land and giving the family members ultimatum to vacate the land.
The disputed land located along Virus Research Road in Entebbe Municipality
Two weeks ago, the area RDC invited the two conflicting parties to a meeting where city engineer Barigye walked out protesting with an expired land tittle.
During the meeting Eng.Barigye presented an expired land tittle on a 7yrs lease that was issued on January, 1, 2001 while Edward Jemba presented a purchase agreement of the disputed Kibanja signed on
April, 13, 1982 by one Sempogo Mutagubya, who sold the disputed land to
Jemba’s late Father Edward Kanwagi.
According to RDC Kirabira, Edward Jemba genuinely owns the disputed land by law because he is documented and advised Eng. Barigye to validate his land title and recognize the Kibanja owner (Jemba) since
his title expired 10years ago.
According to Entebbe Municipal Council Physical planner, Grace Nanyonga, says basing on the documents from the council registry, the disputed land originally belonged to Sempogo Mutagubya, who sold it in
1982 to late Edward Kanwagi, the father of Edward Jemba. She adds that Edward Kanwagi, the original land owner died in 1990 and left behind his son Edward Jemba who holds the letters of Administration for the
estates of his late father.
According to Entebbe police land protection unit, it’s established that the late Edward Kanwagi owned the disputed Kibanja on plot 81 along Virus Research road and bought it from one Sempogo Mutagubya and
a sales agreement was penned on 13, April, 1982 and witnessed by Yossamu Salongo with a recorded statement at Entebbe police.
The Entebbe Police CIID Officer ,Onesmus Mwesigwa, recently forwarded the land matter to the Entebbe Resident State Attorney, Julius Tuhairwe, who in turn advised the conflicting parties to seek