By Mabonga Darlington
The directors of Nalongo Estates at Centenary Park in Kampala Amooti Nyakaana and wife have managed to recover one of the three plots of land from the jaws of both KCCA and the national roads Authority [UNRA] as the court battle takes centre stage.
Nalongo was sometime last year attacked by heavily armed security personnel in company of officials from both KCCA and UNRA who stormed her Centenary park based business centre and forcefully surveyed off part of her land after president Museveni reportedly directed that part of Nalongo’s land be given to UNRA to kick start the construction works for the Eastern express highway.
Nalongo told this news site over the weekend that ever since they took KCCA and UNRA to courts of law, they have been pleading with the two giant institutions of government to leave her private land alone given that they forcefully took away the part meant for the road project.
She contends that these officers have again returned to illegally grab her private land saying her legal team was now focusing at trying to recover the remaining two plots located within the precincts of her Centenary park complex.
The case is before Justice Alex Nkonge of the civil division of the high court who has tried to bring the warring parties on the talking table but both KCCA and UNRA have not complied effectively however case comes up early next month for hearing.
‘Our legal position is to ask court to strictly interpret the provisions of the sales agreement I have with KCCA because we were given a lease of 49 years and so far moved eight years but to my surprise I saw officials from the two bodies coming to claim my land even before the lease could reach midway’ fumed Nalongo adding that she wants justice to prevail by recovering her remaining two plots of land and the case closes.