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Former attorney general, Peter Nyombi, accused of pressuring UNRA to compensate suspected land grabbers
The commission of inquiry was also shocked to learn that NARO was given only 1.5 billion shillings as compensation for its land measuring 22 acres that was curved out for the construction of the Mbarara bypass while Bashaija whose land only measured three acres was given 1.3 billion shillings in compensation.

On Thursday evening, the commission of inquiry into land matters ordered the arrest of a retired UPDF Capt. David Bashaija for allegedly grabbing government land belonging to the Mbarara Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute, an arm of the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO).Today the commission established that former Attorney General Peter Nyombi erroneously ordered the payment of 1.3 billion shillings to Ngabo Academy founded by Capt. Bashaija as compensation for the land.

The then Attorney General Nyombi allegedly ignored the advice of George Bwanga, an official of the Uganda National Roads Authority and ordered UNRA to pay compensation.Nyombi has been summoned to appear before the commission to explain the allegations.

The commission of inquiry was also shocked to learn that NARO was given only 1.5 billion shillings as compensation for its land measuring 22 acres that were carved out for the construction of the Mbarara bypass while Bashaija whose land only measured three acres was given 1.3 billion shillings in compensation.Earlier, the commission of inquiry also ordered the arrest a land Surveyor Misuseera Katushabe for allegedly conniving with Capt. Bashaija to defraud the government of its land.

Next week, the commission will camp in Mbale to inquire into land matters in eastern Uganda.