The Land division of High Court has ordered Idah Nantaba Erios, the state minister for lands to appear and explain why she wants to interfere in the land belonging to Buziranjovu Development Company Ltd in Mukono district.
Buziranjovu Development Company Ltd is a private firm owned by a foreign couple. Recently, Jonathan Wright, the MD Buziranjovu Development Company Ltd petitioned high court through Synergy Solicitors and Advocates after receiving a letter from the minister through the office of the RDC communicating her decision to visit the land on February 26th to ascertain its ownership.
In her letter, the minister allegedly claims that she had received complaints from lawful occupants of the land accusing Wright of fencing off their land, demolishing their houses and imprisoning some of them.
The complainants also allegedly accused Write of ordering one of his guards to shoot at the residents opposed to his attempts to reclaim the land. But Buziranjovu Development Company Ltd maintains that it acquired a 99 year lease for the land measuring 1423 acres and titles on 16 November 2005. They claim that during the time, there were no occupants or lucrative activities being carried there.
Now, Alex Ajiji, the deputy registrar of the land division summoned Nantaba to file a defense in respect of the Company’s suit in 15 days. He has also fixed 25thFebruary to hear an application by the company seeking to block Nantaba’s intended visit and eviction.