Sunday May 4 2014

Bunyoro demands 440 assets from government

Attorney General Peter Nyombi heads the government team

Attorney General Peter Nyombi heads the government team negotiating with Bunyoro over the return of assets. PHOTO BY GEOFFREY SSERUYANGE 

By Francis Mugerwa

Hoima-Bunyoro Kingdom has demanded the return of all its properties confiscated by the State in 1967 and the restoration of its boundaries to the status prior to 1900.
Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I wants to know why the government has delayed to return his kingdom’s properties even after the President’s directive and approval.
The Omukama is also the chairperson of Uganda Cultural Leaders Forum.

Government still in charge
A submission to the government by Bunyoro Kingdom team headed by the prime minister, the Rev Jackson Nsamba Kasozi states that whereas under a statutory instrument in 1967, Bunyoro’s properties were on September 8 1967, confiscated by the Uganda government without compensation, the government still holds many of the assets to date.

Mr Kasozi said the statutory instrument of July 30, 1993 cancelled the 1967 instrument, which confiscated the kingdom assets, and paved way for the return of those properties.

Bunyoro Kingdom is demanding forest reserves, official estates, palace grounds at Hoima and Masindi, administration headquarters, some health units, schools, markets, royalties from forests, national parks, fish landing sites, minerals and compensation for loss of value of kingdom assets that have for decades been under custody of government.

Many of these properties are in the hands of the central government, while others like land now fall under Buganda Kingdom authority. It is not clear how Bunyoro will repossess these properties without causing a collision with their Buganda counterparts.

Mr Kasozi said the claim for restoration of Bunyoro’s boundaries to the 1900 status has been submitted to the government committee headed by the Attorney General, Mr Peter Nyombi.

However, Mr Nyombi, who heads the government team negotiating with Bunyoro over the return of assets, wrote to King Inguru on April 17 indicating that the government had prioritised the return of Kyangwali and Kyempisi ranches.

He said he had personally asked the Principal Private Secretary to the President for funds to complete the survey of land in Kyangwali.

Given hot air?
A memorandum signed between Bunyoro Kingdom and the then Uganda’s prime minister Apolo Nsibambi dated May 1994, lists 113 various properties, including schools, health centres, markets, public administration blocks and residences of public officials as having been returned to Bunyoro kingdom by the government.

However, the Bunyoro prime minister says although the kingdom regained the said assets and is managing them, government has not released the land titles for the estates.

List of some of properties Bunyoro is demanding to be returned to them by the government

FOREST RESERVES
Bujawe
Busaju
Fumbya
Guram
Hoima
Ibamba
Kaduku
Kaduku
Kagadi
Rugo,
Muhngi
Nyabingungu
Ntali,
Kagoma
Kacumuza
Kahurukobwire
Kakumiro plantation
Kanaga plantation
Kandando – Ngobya
Kaniyo pabidi
Kasato
Kasokwa
Kasongoire
Kibeeka
Kigulya
Kihaimira
Kijuka/Buhanda
Kirebe
Kitonya
Kyahaiguru
Kyamugongo
Kyamurangi
Kyangwali
Masindi plantation

Sub-county Headquarters in Kibaale District

Bwanswa
Nalweyo
Nkooke
Kakindo Kasambya Matale Mugarama Kagadi Kyanaisoke Bwamiramira Bwikara Mabala Kiryanga

KINGDOM HEADQUARTERS

Karuzika (Palace) double storey
Butikiro (Katikiro’s residence)
Katikiro’s office (old office block
General office block (new) double storey
District Court Room and Chambers
Rukurato Hall (Chambers)double storey
Executive residential houses
Senior Officers house (residential)
Junior Officers residential houses
Okwiri’s official residence
Batebe’s official residence
Kwebiha Hostel
BUGAHYA,BUJENJE,BURULI,KIBANDA,BUHAGUZI,
BUGANGAIZI AND BUYAGA COUNTIES
Residential houses for county chiefs
Senior quarters for sub-county chiefs
Sub-county chiefs
County Rukarato halls
Health centres
Clerks quarters
Prisons
(Hoima, kikube, Bikonzi, Ihungu, Kiryandongo, Kakumiro and Kibale)
Prisons farms (Maiha)
Schools (Kamurasi primary and K.T.C, formerly Kamurasi J.S.S.)
Kigumba demonstration prison farm
Katikiro Office block (old)
General workshop and stores buildings
Geological workshop
Geological Office Block
General office building (double storey)
Rukurato Hall (33 rooms)
District Court
Butikiro (Katikiro’s residence)
Former Education Office (NOW IFAD’S)
Permanent Secretary to the Katikiro’s residence
Minister of Finance’s residence
Works supervisor’s residence
Treasurer’s residence
District Education Officer’s residence
Forest Supervisor’s residence
Assistant Treasurer’s residence
Senior Examiner’s residence
0/C Police and Prison’s residence
Cashier’s residence
Administration’s Central Prison
Prison Wardens quarters
Kwebiha Hostel

Masindi Port
Maseege
Mpanga
Muhungu
Waisembe/Makihani
Nakuyazo
Nsekuro
Nyabigoye
Nyabiku
Nyakarongo
Nyankunyu
Nyamakerre
Rukara
Ruzaire
Rwengeye
Rwensama
Sirisiri
Wambaya
Musoma
Mongwe
Kibale
Ndaiga
Waki
Kitigo
Kijubya
Labbongo

HEALTH CENTRES AND SCHOOLS

Katikiro Office block (old)
General workshop and stores buildings
Geological workshop
Geological Office Block
General office building (double storey)
Rukurato Hall (33 rooms)
District Court
Butikiro (Katikiro’s residence)
Former Education Office (NOW IFAD’S)
Permanent Secretary to the Katikiro’s residence
Minister of Finance’s residence
Works supervisor’s residence
Treasurer’s residence
District Education Officer’s residence
Forest Supervisor’s residence
Assistant Treasurer’s residence
Senior Examiner’s residence
0/C Police and Prison’s residence
Cashier’s residence
Administration’s Central Prison
Prison Wardens quarters
Kwebiha Hostel

Bugahya County

County Chiefs’ residence
Rukurato Hall
Cashiers residence
Clerk’s residence
Prison
Prison Warden’s quarters
Sub-County Chief’s residence
Rukurato Halls
Clerks residence
Askari’s residence
Kigorobya Liprosy Centre

Bujenje County (Former)
County Chiefs residence
4 Sub-County Chief’s residence
Clerks residence
Rukurato Halls
Prison
Askari’s residence
Fisheries Officers residence
Vetenery residence
PIIDA Units

Buruli County

County Chief’s residence
Sub-County Chiefs residence
Clerks residence
Prison
Askari’s Quarters
Rukurato Halls

Kibanda County

County Chiefs’ residence
Clerks residences
Clerks’ residences
Prison
Askari’s quarters
Rukurato Halls
Kibanda health centre – Leprosy Centre

Bugangaizi County

County Chief’s residence
Sub-County Chief’s residence
Rukurato Halls
Prison
Askari’s quarters

Buyanja County

County Chief’s residence
Sub-county chief’s residences
Prison
Rukurato Halls
Askaris’ quarters
Clerks’ residences

HEALTH UNITS

Kikuube Dispensary
Kabwoya Dispensary
Kyangwali Aid Post
Mparangasi Health Centre
Kigorobya health centre
Bwijanga Health Centre
Bujenje Dispensary
Biiso Aid Post
Buliisa Health Centre
Pakanyi Health Centre
Kigumba Dispensary
Kiryadongo Dispensary
Kimengo Dispensary
Kakumiro Health Centre
Isunga Health Centre
Kibale Health Centre

MARKETS/TRADING CENTRES

Kyesiiga Market
Kigorobya trading market
Kiryanga Market
Muhorro Trading Centre
Kagadi Trading centre
Kalumiro Trading Centre
Nalweyo Trading Centre
Isunga Trading Centre
Kigumba Trading Centre
Ngwadu Trading Centre
Wanseko Market
Wanseko Fishing Landing
Bugoigo Fishing Landing
Kabwoya
Mabale

TOMBS

Winyi I, Rubembekantara
Olimi I,Rwitamahanga
Nyabongo I
Chwa Rulemu
Winyi II Rubagiramasega
Olimi II Ruhundwangeye
Chwa II Rubungo – Bukoba
Kyebambe I Winyi Omuzikya
Winyi Rugurukamacholya
Kyebambe IV Kamurasi
Kabalega
Andereya Duhaga II
Sir Tito Gafabusa Winyi IV

fmugerwa@ug.nationmedia.com

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