NABAKOOBA: I HAVE TAKEN OVER UGANDA LAND COMM BUSINESS
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By Mulengera Reporters
Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba admits that a lot has gone wrong at Uganda Land Commission prompting her to take over the day to day running of the entity following the decision by the rest of the staff to gang up and reject the leadership of Beatrice Byenkya Nyakayisiki.
Nabakooba says the problem of this animosity started after Byenkya questioned some of the multi-billion transactions and raised a red flag claiming abuse of office. As we reported earlier, Nabakooba confirms that the rest of the Commissioners responded to the crisis by siding with staff and thereby denouncing Byenkya as too belligerent and unfit to lead the organization.
Nabakooba explains that her decision to directly take over is provided for in the law and that she has already widely consulted with her Ministers of State, the Attorney General Kiwanuka Kiryowa and the Auditor General John Muwanga. She says that some of the steps she has taken to normalize the situation include directing the Auditor General to urgently carry out a forensic audit and the IGG to inquire into alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of ULC resources by both Commissioners and staff.
But the IGG involvement will be problematic because the current head Beti Kamya was always at war with Beatrice Byenkya and could easily use this as pay back time to fix the former Hoima Woman MP who menaced her for all the years she supervised her as Minister of Lands who Nabakooba replaced. See detailed narrative in Nabakooba’s letter below which we have exclusively obtained: