Busoga Kingdom’s Premier (Katukiro) Joseph Muvawala has come under fire for allegedly trying to grab land and a property belonging to ailing Steel Rolling Mills based in Jinja municipality.
The contentious property is located on 11 acres of lad along Masese – Walukuba road which used to house the Busoga Kingdom (Gombolola Headquarters). According to officials from Alam Group, the property was leased for 75years to the company in 2006 at Ushs66m by the late Isebantu of Busoga Henry Wako Muloki.
But Alam group’s representative and custodian, Isima Nasif, Premier Joseph Muvawala has made moves to dispossess Alam of the property saying it was illegally acquired.
Nasifu, further contends that Muvawala wrote to steel mills and asked them to vacate the premises on grounds that the respective agreements with the King were fake.
Speaking to The Sunrise recently, Nasifu accused the Katukiro of habouring selfish interests in the disputed land by trying to undermine his social standing.
In a letter allegedly written and signed by Muvawala to the Jinja district appointments committee dated February 20, 2017 and seen by The Sunrise, Muvawala contends that Isima Nasifu is a social misfit who should not serve on a public institution given his very propensity to sponsor and participate in criminal dealings quoting several charges which Nasifu disowns.
Recently, Steel Rollings Mills manager sued the Attorney General after soldiers attached to Busoga Kingdom allegedly assaulted him reportedly on orders of the Katukiro Muvawala.
Court has since slapped an injunction on the property until the main suit is disposed off . The plot in contention was leased to SRM for 75 Years at Ush65m and the lease agreement can only be reviewed after 20 years.