Minister Mayanja accused of helping fraudsters to grab land

Minister Mayanja accused of helping fraudsters to grab land

Dr. Apollo Kaggwa, a retired consultant physician, has accused the state minister of Lands and Urban Development Dr. Sam Mayanja of being used by land grabbers to drive him off his land which he acquired lawfully in the early 1990s.

Kaggwa (75), claims Mayanja is misusing his power as the Minister, noting that he has been engaging with wrong people who claimed that he evicted them from the land, an allegation which is not true.

On December 14, 2022, Kaggwa said the minister without offering him a fair hearing, attended a rally organised by these “fraudsters” and went ahead to order his arrest, instructing the group of people fighting him to take over his land.  He said the minister’s action shocked him because he was never given a chance to defend himself.

Shortly after this incident, on January 18, 2023, Medard Lubega Sseggona, MP Busiro East made statement in what Kaggwa described as “embarrassingly outrageous false utterances” about him on the floor of parliament claiming that he had evicted over 2,000 people from the land under contention

According to Kaggwa, land fraudsters in Wakiso District have for the last one month used the media to share “embarrassingly false and fabricated stories” about him in order to gain “deceptive sympathy” from the public and political leaders in the hopes that they will use their political platforms to steal his property. 

Over the past 5 years, Kaggwa said land fraudsters have continuously attempted to steal his property by trying to convince various leaders in the community that he has no legal claim over his land.  Kaggwa  says he has occupied this land for the last 25 years.

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