Bigirimana quizzed by land probe commission

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Gender, Pius Bigirimana denies having influenced the officials of Uganda Land Commission, to pay him 304 million shillings for his land in Zirobwe-Luweero District.

Bigirimana could not occupy the land in question in 2007 because it was occupied by encroachers.
Bigirimana says he was supposed to be paid 504million shillings, but he received 200mshs
Evidence before the Land Probe Commission shows a letter written by Lands Minister Betty Amongi to accounting officer Uganda Land Commission Albert Mugumya, dated 12/October/2016, showing a list of 8 people to be paid from the Land Fund, but highlighting Bigirimana’s name to be paid as a special request.

Lead Counsel Ebert Byenkya questioned why it was urgent to pay Bigirimana, and the fact that he does not qualify as a Statutory Occupant who is a Kibanja owner of long standing for about 12 years before the coming into force of the 1995 constitution.

In response Bigirimana maintains he is entitled to his full payment that includes even a balance of 304mshs.

We captured his submissions as he was questioned by Commissioner Mary oduka Ochan.

Meanwhile the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters has issued Criminal summons to the Widow of the Late General Aronda Nyakayirima to appear before or on 16th/May/2018, to answer to a piece of land that was bought by her husband from a resident.

Commission Chair Justice Catherine Bamugemereire issued the Criminal summons after attempts to have the Widow cooperate with the Commission, proved futile.