Ssembabule, Uganda: It has come to our knowledge that there is a plot/allegation of Land eviction and Claim of Proprietorship of land comprised in LRV 3311 Folio 20, Mawogola Ranch No. 23, Plot 9 Land at Kabingo Nyabitanga Sub County in Ssembabule District measuring approximately 125.8 acres.
If the eviction takes route, over 50 people will directly be affected.
At getting such news, On 19th, March, 2023, one of the whistle blower organisation in Greater Masaka chipped in to block the event by writing to Regional Internal Security Officer allerting him on the illegal enforcement of land eviction without High Court Order and Decree issued by His Lordship Hon. Justice John Eudes Keitirima on 26th August 2019.
His (Justice Keitirima) order did not bear eviction however he ordered that land goes back to Administrator General because all parties had no letters of administration.
This maintains that it is illegal for Uganda Police to enforce land eviction without High Court Order.
It is alleged that Police had Chief Magistrate Court Order yet they should have Court Order from High Court because the matter was handled there. The Chief Magistrate or Grade One Magistrate doesn’t have jurisdiction to issue an order of eviction therefore they have a wrong order till they secure one from High Court.
This said that it is abominable for for such enforcement to continue before thorough investigations are conducted.
These seek that Police provides court order that guarantees them to proceed with eviction.
It should be noted that President of Uganda issued a directive that no one should evict any person from land without court order.
These have therefore sought for intervention of the President of Uganda to secure his people that are on verge of being evicted forcefully and illegally.
Here is Presidential directives on land eviction, Click to read
Details to follow……………