“Corruption and Abuse of Power: Mbale City Land Committee Accused of Land Grabbing and Dispossessing Innocent Owners”

Land grabbing is one of the most frequent occurrences in different parts of the country with dysfunctional and corrupt government officials.

One of our news reporters learned about land grabbing happenings in Mbale City, as the norm of land grabbing and repression in Uganda, news reaching us indicates that the Mbale City Land Service Committee has become one of the land grabbers and dispossessed at the behest of prominent politicians and businessmen.

It is said that the Mbale city land committee uses the names of powerful individuals to force Land evictions by pretending to be commanded by untouchables.

We were able to follow the story of the land behind the city council head offices owned by a Christian organization (Church) called Jehovah Healing Center Church and owned by David Mugalu, a pastor who owned this land for over 10 years.

This land is forcibly allocated by the city land officials to one wife to General Salim Saleh who wants it and wants the church evicted, and the city authorities also want to share part of it among themselves.

The Lands Office is now using powerful people to grab land from the Mbale people, this has happened to many people in the city and it is high time for the world to know and for those concerned to act.

What disturbs people is how those in power are squandering them to grab land.

After public outcry and calls on the president to help the church and the tortured Mbale city of Wanaichi who are regretting why the municipality was elevated to city status, the president has ordered the Anti-Corruption unit to immediately investigate the matter and arrest those involved in the matter.

These situations have made the NRM  Government lose support and are considered a corrupt system, Many are homeless, and people with their property are tortured and left with nothing by corrupt and selfish technocrats like Mbale city..