Agricultural ministry to lose over 1000 acres of land

Ruth Anderah .

The Ministry of Agriculture is set to lose over 1000 acres of Land on which Njeru Live Stock Farm in Buikwe District is sitting.

This after Njeru Town Council further subleased the same to private developers, without the consent of the Ministry, under the National Animal Generic Resource Centre (NAGRIC)

This has been  revealed by the Executive Director NAGRIC, Doctor Charles Lagu.

Dr. Lagu who is in charge of disputed land told the commission of inquiry into land matters that even the family of the former County Chief of Kyaggwe Ham Mukasa, who initially leased the said land to the Protectorate Government in the 60s, which also leased it to Njeru Town Council, has threatened to reclaim its land, accusing the Council of breaching the terms of the lease.

Now Doctor Lagu has implored the Commission to intervene saying the Ministry has been deprived of using its land for livestock breeding.

The Commission Chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire has now advised him to consult the Attorney General and IGG for the Ministry to get an injunction from Court,  blocking any re-entry on the land, as the Commission also carries out its investigations.