The Masindi district LCV Chairman, Cosmas Byaruhanga, has given a two-week ultimatum to Masindi Municipality Mayor Kyomuhendo Ronald Businge and Municipal MP Joab Businge to produce the land title for Kayanja.
The district chairman and the mayor have been up in arms for a long time over the allocation of land for the establishment of Bunyoro University Greater Masindi Campus.
Recently, during the commemoration of the belated Independence Day for Masindi district held at Kikingura Primary School Playground, Byaruhanga said that they identified Kihonda land for the establishment of the university since it has no wrangle, and they have its land title.
Without pronouncing the next step, Byaruhanga gave the above two leaders two weeks to produce the land title for Kayanja since the minister canceled its land title, which was in the name of an investor, Magalies Distillers Ltd., Uganda.
While responding to Byaruhanga this afternoon, the Masindi Municipal Mayor, Ronald Kyomuhendo Businge, said he has no time for Byaruhanga, noting that he has no powers to give them ultimatum time for the release of the land title, saying he is not answerable to Byaruhanga but to the people of the municipality.
According to Businge, the district chairperson has always failed the process of canceling the land title for Kayanja by running to court and alleging other issues for unknown reasons.
Businge said he is not concerned with whether Kayanja or Kihinda land is allocated for the establishment of the university; all he wanted was to secure Kayanja land from the wrong owners, which he has now achieved.
The Municipal Mayor also asserted that he is determined to secure Kayanja Land since the minister of lands also canceled the land title, noting that Masindi Municipality and the district land board are responding to the ministry of lands on a new land title for Kayanja, which will be released soon.
We couldn’t get a comment from the Masindi Municipal MP, Joab Businge, by press time. However, last month he convened a meeting at Education Hall involving the district and municipal councilors, elders, and religious leaders to suggest the land title name for the Kayanja land.
In September this year, the Minister State for Lands, Sam Mayanja, canceled the land title for Kayanja, citing it was fraudulently leased to an investor.