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LAND PROBE: Asians who were expelled by Idi Amin want their property back
The commission also grilled Mbale Municipal Town Clerk Kenneth Waniaye Khaluli and the secretary of the district’s Land board over the mismanagement of properties belonging the municipality.

Asian communities who were expelled by President Idi Amin Dada in 1972 have come out to claim back properties in Mbale that say, belonged to them. One of these is Elgon Nursery and primary school. A group of Indians from the Patel family want to repossess the school and other properties. FRANCIS JJINGO reports…

 

David Tsolobi who is the Director of Elgon Nursery and primary school which is situated in Mbale, his family has been managing the school for 44 years and acquired it through the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board after the expulsion of Asians by President Idi Amin Dada in 1972.

Patel Parima accuses Tsolobi and the school management of acting arbitrarily to obtain full ownership of the school.The two appeared before the commission of inquiry into land matters, each pointing an accusing finger at the other.Patel told the commission that attempts to repossess their property have been frustrated by corrupt government officials in Mbale.The commission has established that Parima Patel has made claims and been allocated 25 plots of land in Mbale.

The commission also grilled Mbale Municipal Town Clerk Kenneth Waniaye Khaluli and the secretary of the district’s Land board over the mismanagement of properties belonging the municipality.They also established that the lorry park, Uhuru park, the Children’s park  and the Mbale Golf course have been allocated to individuals.