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By witnessradio.org Have you ever imagined a situation where a would-be defender siding with your tormentor to finish you off? Well that is what Idah Nantaba, the former State Minster in charge of lands,
Ida Nantaba, is a former State Minister in charge of Lands now holding the portfolio of Minister of State for ICT and National Guidance. On May 25, Nantaba appeared before the commission of inquiry
The investigations into Land management in Uganda are on-going by the judicial Commission of inquiry chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire. Among the witnesses that have appeared before a seven-member commission so far, is Yusuf
By witnessradio.org team A revelation by officials of Buganda Land Board (BLB), a professional body that Buganda King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II to manage land and properties returned under the restitution of Assets and
By witnessradio.org Team Imagine losing your lovely husband, your children and you remain alone with no supporting hand. The next you hear is, you’re losing your source of livelihood to moneyed and politically powerful
As the Commission of Inquiry kicks off its investigations into land management in Uganda, witnessradio.org puts together necessary information about it from its mandate, composition, profiles of individuals on the said commission to the
By Witnessradio.org team Indigenous communities that lost land to a Chinese Formasa Tree -planting Company since 2014, are starving with hundreds of children getting malnourished. Early this year, witnessradio.org discovered that Formasa Company used
Background and objectives of this report Strong demand for land continues to be a major challenge that highlights the interconnectedness of the global South and the global North: investors from all over the world
At least 7out of 500 tenants who are on the verge of facing a forceful eviction in Lwamagembe village, Kiganda Sub-County in Mubende district, lost their houses to arsonists after a land dispute between
At least 200 residents of 10 villages in Kagoma parish, Kitenga Sub-County Mubende district have stormed the district headquarters demanding the intervention of its leadership led by Francis Kibuuka Amoti into their looming eviction
The ordinary farmers of three villages; Kilyajjobyo, Bukyonjo, and Kawalala located in Bukyonjo parish, Kitumbi Sub County in Mubende district are currently engulfed in fear over a looming eviction following the sell off their
An investigation report by witnessradio.org has found that the Mubende district located in the Central region of Uganda is in grip of land-grabbing crisis that has seen over 14,600 peasant and subsistence farmers losing
The High Court in Kampala Friday issued an interim order barring three online media houses; The Investigator, The Ugandan and ChimpReports from publishing any kind of stories related to the slain Assistant Inspector General
How Formasa Co. Limited Forged Certificates of Titles to Grab Square Miles of Land in Mubende In the previous story touching the lawsuit 172 evictees filed in Mubende district, we told you about the
It’s all grief on the faces of at least 10,000 residents of seven villages in Kamusenene Parish, Kiganda Sub-County, Mubende district after Stella Kakuba, a new landlord who is believed to have conspired with
At least 172 people, who were forcefully evicted by Quality Parts Ltd and Formasa Co. Limited, in Mubende district have filed a lawsuit against the two tree-planting companies seeking for “compensation” and “redress” for
Ugandan lawyers through their umbrella body the Uganda Law Society have written to Godfrey Mutabazi, the Executive Director Uganda Communications Commission to express their concern over a directive by the latter to all telecom
The State Minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya has finally intervened in the ever increasing land grabs in Mubende district and ordered the police to arrest Steven Tumwine, the manager of a Chinese-tree planting FOMASA
Josephine Nazziwa, a 83-year-old granny risks spending the rest of her life together with her eight grand children in the cold after her son Hamid Luyima sold off land on which her household sat.
Annet Muleka, a 24-year-old was shot in the stomach by Police in November 2015 during a fierce battle between the residents of Kawaala village in Kitumbi Sub Country in Mubende district and Yosamu Ssengoma
Chief Magistrate’s Court in Mubende has given businessman David Mugyenzi, only 15 days to defend his intentions to evict over 200 families off their land covering the whole village. The court’s summons follow a
Struck by the poor health conditions of two aged prisoners are living in, John Bukenya, the officer in charge of Kaweeri government detention centre in Mubende has petitioned the Grade One Magistrate court to
Irene Namaye, the Mubende grade one Magistrate has remanded seven bibanja holders in Mubende over malicious damage to property. The seven who would remain incarcerated until next month include; Abubakar Makumbi, Roman Kasigazi, Alex
By Najibu Mulema Since September last year, Unwanted Witness- Uganda, a nongovernmental digital rights organization with support from US mission in Kampala, has been engaged in a campaign to train journalists in e-media, website
Up to six residents of Kiryamenvu LCI in Kayebe parish, Kitenga Sub County in Mubende district have been arrested by police over threatening death to a one David Mugyenyi, a man claiming ownership of
Moses Ssebunya, a city tycoon exhibited impunity after hiring armed guards working with Saracen, a private security firm to fire bullets to scare over 2,000 people that are disputing his land ownership in their
By Najibu Mulema Land wrangles in Uganda have become the worst nightmare for many poor Ugandans whose land is always grabbed by the few ‘privileged’ untouchable rich men and women. Consequently, more than 2000
Members of Mubende district land board have recommended for the termination of a certificate of land title following findings that its acquisition process was marred by fraud. According to a one-page letter dated September
At least 100 people who were evicted from land belonging to Kayebe Forest in Kitenga and Kigando sub-counties in Mubende district are gripped in immense fear for their lives due to lack of shelter
By Witness radio team The latest annual report by the Uganda Human Rights Commission has faulted various government agencies particularly National Forestry Authority of denying ethnic minority groups access to their land which is
BY KIMAZI EXPERITO E MUBENDE. Works has come to standstill as residents in Butoloogo subcounty set market ablaze and close the road during their protest over being evicted from their land. Over 800 people
BY KIMAZI EXPERITO E MUBENDE. The Mubende Resident District Commissioner has cautioned the politicians in Mubende district against politicising land issues that is putting the lives of the people in danger. RDC Beyunga Florence
15 people have injured and 28 destroyed during a fire outbreak in Nalutuntu Sub County. This incident occurred at Bukoba village in Nalutuntu sub county in Mubende district. Mukandayiro Demitirewo , Kalweremera Nicholas and
By Eva Namugabi There is looming hunger in Nwoya district after elephants from Murchison National park invaded over 400 households destroying several plantations. Some of the victims who include Boniface Opio, Oboro Komakech, and Lina
Education is now a dream not about to come true for these little ones since they’re always on the run due to land grabbing.
In Hoima district, Rwamutonga residents no longer have a sense of belonging as a result of massive evictions.
Beautiful faces but no bright future. Rwamutonga children are about to loose it all & only malnutrition awaits them after being pushed to camps and no more cultivation.
Rwamutonga residents confined in an IDP camp setting after being evicted to pave way for the oil treatment plant.
An IDP camp setting with make shift structures in Rwamutonga, Hoima district, this land was given to them by a good Samaritan after they were evicted to pave way for the construction of an