Land Probe Goes Four Months Without Funding
The Justice Bamugemereire Land Commission has spent the past four months without funding.
The Commission Chairperson, Justice Catherine Bamugemereire told journalists at the National Archives and Records Centre on Monday morning that their activities were not budgeted for despite the fact that they continue receiving complaints from the public.
She explained that the Commission would wish reach all parts of the country but they are constrained financially
The Commission Lead Counsel, Ebert Byenkya, said the Commission has a huge wage bill which includes the emolument of Commissioners and investigators among others.
He explained that they cannot investigate cases effectively without funding. Byenkya said the Commission submitted a budget but no money has been provided.
The financial woes of the Commission came to the fore when Bamugemereire was responding to media reports claiming that the Commission had okayed evictions in Lusanja village in Kasangati Town Council in Wakiso District.