By Mukomboozi Jerome
Leaders and residents of Buremba town council are accusing George Ruyondo the Head of Laity at Kyabahura Church of Uganda in Kazo district of allegedly grabbing 4 acres of Sub-county land.
Ruyondo served as the chairperson LCIII for the then Buremba sub-county for 17 years before being ousted by Nicholas Murisa who was later replaced by James Matagaizi, now mayor of this town council.
These leaders and residents accuse Ruyondo of using his position to mislead other leaders to grab this land in 1995 by getting the title of more than 4 acres and yet he was given only one plot of land by the sub-county lands committee.
Joseph Ndibalema, the then sub-county chairperson lands committee, said that they were called to confirm the land which they couldn’t recall adding that it is likely that the chairperson LC III used his position in a way they didn’t understand and he got much more land that he wasn’t allocated.
When contacted, Ruyondo revealed that he followed the correct procedures to get the land title adding that whoever feels discontented should go to court rather than tarnishing his name.
The Kazo Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Al-Hajji Umar Mawiya Lule directed Ruyondo to immediately stop the ongoing clearing of the land in question before the district and Sub-county intervene.
The over 4 acres of land that was claimed borders Buremba town and is near the road that joins Bigutsyo and Kabingo.
In the photo Buremba sub county Leadership, RDC Kazo district, locals tour the contested land.