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FOLLOWING a letter written by Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to Kiham Enterprises (U) Ltd, a company owned by city businessman Hamis Kiggundu commonly known as Ham, withdrawing permission the Roads body had given him to re-align the existing drainage channel and create access to land comprised in Kyadondo2 Block 273, plots 23974, 23975 and 23986 along Munyonyo spur, this news website has an inside story about this aborted deal!
Through Hamis Kiggundu’s front man Edward Nakibinge, UNRA has told Kiham (U) Ltd that, “The earlier granted permission has been withdrawn, revoked and/or rescinded with immediate effect.”
In a letter signed by Eng. Jacob K. Asiimwe who is the UNRA station manager Kampala, Hamis Kiggundu has been told that, “Reference is made to our letter dated 23rd November, 2020 granting you the permission. Further reference is made to our letter dated 14th March, 2022 stopping you from proceeding with works pursuant to earlier permission.”
Eng. Asiimwe’s letter dated March 16th 2022, was copied to UNRA’s top officials who included; Director legal services, Director road maintenance, Regional manager Central, LC Chairman Kigo Prison cell and another copy to Kajjansi1Police Station
This comes after UNRA discovered that the permission was granted based on the information Hamis Kiggundu provided about the ownership of the plots which has since been objected by the Buganda Land Board, an organisation set up by His Majesty Kabaka of Buganda to manage Kingdom land.
BLB last week wrote to UNRA bosses warning them about permission given to Kiham Enterprises (U) Ltd to put a road on Kabaka’s land without the permission of the Land lord.
In a letter to the Director Maintenance Uganda National Roads Authority, BLB said Kiham (U) Ltd with the help and assistance of UNRA staff and another former UNRA employee William Matovu stormed Kabaka’s land at Kigo with the aim of creating a road thereon.
Letter said, they were doing this under the pretext of creating a drainage for the community which they purport to have been cleared by UNRA.
“We also understand that a one Frank Rutebarika, station manager Kampala purported to clear this transgression.” Read BLB letter to UNRA.
Kiham Enterprises (U) Ltd with assistance of UNRA officers was dumping murram to create the road on the subject land under the protection and deployment of police.
BLB reminded UNRA boss that, in all engagement and BLB relationship with UNRA, they know that UNRA follows standard procedures and guidelines including engaging and compensation of the affected parties which is not the case in this development.
BLB told UNRA bosses that, “This conduct is affecting us and our development partners and likely to affect our current and future relationship with you. It is also worth to note that, the land in subject is surrounded by Mirembe Villas, a Kingdom project and Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, a Kingdom tenant and both have not consented to your practices and violations. By copy of this letter, the Executive Director, Director legal services are required to intervene.”
Letter was copied to UNRA ED Allen Kagina, The director legal services UNRA and also to The director road and bridge development UNRA.
IT’S A LIE, HAM IS NOT OUR NEIGHBOUR – BLB
Responding to Hamis Kiggundu’s allegations that he is in agreement with his neighbour who is Kabaka, sources in BLB have strongly denied this advising Ham to stop spreading lies.
BLB sources have exclusively told the News Editor Media that, “We are not his neighbours, Hamis Kiggundu’s free-hold title on Kabaka’s land is fake.”
Ham had told media how engagements with “Our neighbours will continue as far as support of the project, social licence (blending Hams Sports Club with the already existing developments) and living in harmony is concerned.”
Buganda Land Board says Hamis Kiggundu is a liar, he must stop trespassing on Kabaka’s land. Any attempts for him to grab Kabaka’s land will be foiled.
Ham had told press that being a company owned and run by loyal subjects and servants of His Highness The Kabaka of Buganda, it has no intentions of fighting the Kingdom whatsoever but rather welcomes and is open to reconciliation and mutual engagements at all times.
“The project is going to bring a lot of economic transformation to many Ugandans at large with Buganda inclusive.
In light of the above, the project proposal was submitted to NEMA for reviewing subsequently a NEMA approval certificate was obtained in December 2020 clearing the project to take off.” Said Hamis Kiggundu.
How ever BLB has revealed to us that, “NEMA had given him a certificate based on a misreprestation the way he lied to UNRA. But all that is now null and void.”
Last week, BLB wrote to both SCP Stephen Tanui the Kampala Metropolitan Police commander, Central Police Station and The Director Maintenance Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) calling for immediate intervention to stop the illegal construction of a drainage channel and road on Kabaka’s land comprised in Kyadondo Block 273 by Kampala businessman Hamis Kiggundu without permission from the land lord.
Mr. Hamis Kiggundu commonly known as Ham is, according to BLB, in conspiracy with UNRA staff to trespass and grab Kabaka’s land with the assistance of officers of Uganda police.
BLB requested both UNRA and Uganda Police to immediately intervene and prevail upon their staff and officers, halt all processes to avoid unnecessary conflicts and litigations.
Buganda Land Board is an Organisation set up by His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda to manage Kingdom land.
In letters dated Friday March 11, 2022 received by both KMP Tanui and the Director Maintenance Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), BLB said, “Kiham Enterprise (U) Ltd owned by Hamis Kiggundu, with the help and assistance of police and UNRA have stormed Kabaka’s land at Kigo with the aim of creating the road and they are dumping murram thereon. The land onto which these illegal activities are being done, is Buganda Kingdom land and surrounded by Mirembe Villas Kigo, a Kingdom project and Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, a Kingdom tenant.”
The said land is on BLOCK 273 PLOT 3B & BLOCK 273 PLOTS 87,99,110, etc, at Kigo.
BLB’s letters said, Kiham Enterprises (U) Ltd erroneously and illegally created on official Kingdom Mailo land a freehold title comprised in WAK6104 FOLIO 25 BLOCK 273 PLOT 23977 at Kigo, and the same is subject to cancellation proceedings and at the Ministry of Lands.
“So it is not permissible that land and the subject of conflict can be used in the manner we are witnessing now.” BLB informed KMP Tanui whose police boys were witnessed in company of Ham and UNRA staff during the storming of Kabaka’s land at Kigo.
Buganda Land Board told KMP Tanui that, “We request your office to immediately intervene and stop the ongoing violation plus order for the withdrawal of police on the said land. We understand that these violations are deliberately being done towards the weekend so that it can be concluded with less interference.”
HAM’S FAKE TITLE
This news website has learnt that, Ham Kiggundu through a one David Nakibinge claims that he went to Wakiso district land board and acquired a freehold title on Kabaka’s land on which Mirembe villas and Serena Hotel Kigo are built.
On Friday 11th-March-2021, Ham Kiggundu in company of a one William Matovu who calls himself an employee of UNRA and Nakibinge who is a front man of Ham Kiggundu stormed Kabaka’s Kigo land plot 38 block 273 with trucks full of sand to dump in a swamp separating Mirembe Villas and Serena hotel Kigo to create a road which they say was to lead to their land.
As all that happened, Ham Kiggundu was reportedly hiding in a near by shrub to dodge media cameras.
Buganda Land Board, the custodian of Buganda Land stopped their ill intentioned activities and has written to Police and UNRA asking them to reign in Ham Kiggundu and his KIHAM enterprises to stop using force to encroach on Kabaka’s land illegally.
Buganda Land Board is hailed for doing everything possible to secure, protect and perfectly manage Kabaka’s land.
BLB’s campaign to all bibanja holders on Kabaka’s land to secure their tenancy on Kabaka’s land by registering their bibanja or obtaining lease, has been talked about as the best ever in fighting land evictions on Kabaka’s land.
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