UNRA summoned over kigo PS land

The High court -Land division has issued summons against the Uganda National Roads Authority to respond to claims that it illegally paid 530 million shillings to Kigo Government primary school as compensation for land instead of the Kabaka of Buganda.

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi through his brother Prince David Wasajja has dragged both UNRA and Kigo government prison to court seeking to recover the said money which was fraudulently paid to the school.

The Kabaka says he is the lawful owner of the said land by virtue of the 1900 Buganda Agreement on which government constructed a primary school after abolishing traditional leaders in 1963.

He adds that later on when UNRA was compensating people for purposes of constructing a road, instead of paying the 530 million shillings to the Kabaka, it unlawfully paid it to the school.

The Kabaka now wants court to declare that he is the lawful owner of the suit land and therefore was entitled to the said compensation.

The court has given both UNRA and Kigo government primary school 15 days within which do file a defence before Justice Godfrey Namundi can set a hearing date.