BUSINESSMAN AMOS NZEYI DENIES 'GRABBING' DISPUTED TEMANGALO LAND
Businessman Amos Nzeyi says he hired a reputable law firm of Ssebalu and Lule advocates which first did due deligency before buying the Temangalo Land that he later sold to NSSF at 11 billion shillings worth worker's savings.
This as Nzeyi appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into land matters today to explain circumstances under which he acquired the disputed 366 acreage land at Temangalo.
Nzeyi explained that he trusted his lawyers to have gathered all relevant information on the Land that he bought from a renowned banker Abbas Mawanda in 1993.
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Evidence before the Commission indicates that an Asian Family claims to hold the original Title of the land comprised on Block 296 plot 20 in Busiro measuring 366.2acres, on which it operated a Tea Estate before the expulsion of Indians by former President Idi Amin in 1972.
Nazim Moosa the Complainant also appeared before the Commission recently and testified that his family acquired a 79 year lease on the disputed land in 1944, from the family of a one Daniel Mugwanya Kato.
Nazim says upon return in 1993, they applied for repossession of their land from the Departed Asians Custodian Property Board and they were told that government had no claim over their land since it was never declared upon expulsion.
Nazim however contends that efforts to repossess their land proved futile because the same had already been encroached on by prominent businessman Amos Nzeyi, who sold it to NSSF in 2008 at 11 billion shillings.
Nzei told the Land Probe Commission today that he was not aware of the Indian family’s interest in the land.
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