Temangalo land became famous in 2008 after the former independent presidential candidate; Amama Mbabazi was probed by Parliament for fraudulently selling it off to NSSF during his tenure as security minister.

A group of Asians have petitioned the Land Division of the High Court in Kampala seeking orders to evict National Social Security Fund- NSSF from the famous Tamangalo land in Wakiso District. The petitioners say they are the legitimate owners of the 435 acres piece of land.

Through their now defunct company, Temangalo Tea Estates Ltd, the Asians accuse Kampala businessman, Amos Nzeyi for fraudulently selling off their land to NSSF in 1998 at the cost of Shillings 11.2 billion. The petitioners contend that they still have interest in the said land having legally re-possessed it in 1993.

In their court documents, the Asians claim that upon their expulsion from Uganda by the former President, Iddi Amin in 1973, they lost their 30-year- old lease on the land. However, they claim to have secured a repossession certificate through the Expropriated Properties Act.

The land in question became famous in 2008 after the former independent presidential candidate; Amama Mbabazi was probed by Parliament for fraudulently selling it off to NSSF during his tenure as security minister. A report presented by the Committee of Commission, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises implicated Mbabazi for violating some provisions in the Leadership Code Act after he was accused of conflict of interest and influence peddling while selling the said land to the Fund.

The report had recommended for the dismissal of Mbabazi for violating the Leadership Code Act, but he was cleared by Parliament. By the time of filing this story, court was yet to summon businessman Nzeyi to file in his defense before a hearing date could be fixed.

Source:http://businessguideafrica.com/asians-run-to-court-to-reclaim-nssf-temangalo-land/

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