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Kagadi Land Dispute Triggers Tense Exchange Between MP Tinkasiimire and Lands Minister Nabakoba



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Buyaga County West’s Member of Parliament, Banarbars Tinkasiimire, engaged in a fiery confrontation with Lands Minister Judith Nabakoba over the contentious issue of land grabbing in Ngaiga, Kagadi district.

Minister Nabakoba had appeared before the Parliamentary Physical Infrastructure committee to address the petition filed by residents of Buyaga, who were contesting the alleged seizure of their communal land by unidentified affluent individuals.

The clash between Tinkasiimire and Minister Nabakoba erupted when the minister denied any knowledge of the land issues in Ngaiga, despite reports indicating that her office had been made aware of the matter.

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Tinkasiimire substantiated his stance by presenting letters to the committee, confirming that concerns and petitions regarding the land issue had indeed been brought to the minister’s attention. Furthermore, he highlighted that the minister had previously committed to visiting the affected area.

Accusing the minister of receiving bribes from the purported land grabbers, Tinkasiimire’s allegations were vehemently denied by Minister Nabakoba, who protested before the committee.

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The heated exchange prompted committee chairperson Tony Away to intervene, directing the minister to establish a timeline to address the dispute in Ngaiga. Minister Nabakoba pledged to intervene, halting all land transactions and initiating land registration processes for the disputed land in the Kibale-Kagadi region. She also committed to lobbying for funds to assemble a team for on-site investigations aimed at finding a resolution to the matter.

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