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Nzeyi dragged back into Temangalo land controversy

Tycoon Amos Nzeyi accused of wrongfully selling Temangalo land. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA- Businessman Amos Nzeyi has been accused of selling land to National Social Security Fund (NSSF) which does not belong to him.

The Temangalo land is stated to have belonged to an Asian family, however Nzeyi wrongful sold it to NSSF in 2009 at Shs11billion worth Workers’ money.

According to a complaint filed before the Land Probe Commission by the Asian Family, they claim to hold the original Title of the 366 acres of land comprised on Block 296 plot 20 in Busiro-Wakiso; on which it operated a Tea Estate before the expulsion of Indian nationals by Idi Amin in 1972.

Nazim Moosa has today appeared before the Commission Chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire and testified that his family acquired a 79year old lease on the disputed land in 1924, from the family of a one Daniel Mugwanya Kato.

He stated that upon return in 1993, they applied for repossession of their land from the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board and they were told that Government had no claim over their land since it was never declared upon the expulsion as it was required.

Nazim contends that efforts to repossess their land proved futile because the same had already been encroached on by prominent Businessman Nzeyi in 1992, who later sold it to NSSF in 2009 at 11billion shillings.

However shocking facts stated by Nazim before the Commission show that seven years after NSSF bought this land, a search done at the Land Registry in Wakiso in 2016 revealed that the said Land is still registered in the names of an Indian Company-Temangalo Tea Estate Ltd.

Meanwhile the Mugwanya Family which was also in attendance at the Commission’s Public Hearing at Wandegeya says it is aggrieved with NSSF illegally occupying their land and wants it back.

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