Lands Minister, Betty Amongi

Kampala: Lands Ministers, Betty Amongi will now appear before Justice Bamugemereire’s land probe committee after getting a nod of approval from the President.

A source in State House has told Eagle Online that the President gave the minister this afternoon.

“The big man has given her the go ahead to appear before the committee. She will go there tomorrow,” a source said.

Minister Amongi has jumped several summonses, the latest being today peeving Justice Bamugemereire who threatened to unleash police to arrest and deliver the minister before the probe.

“I am issuing the final criminal summonses and I will arrest her,” Bamugemereire bellowed wagging her right index finger.

Asked whether the minister has chosen to appear for fear of Justice Bamugemereire’s threat, the source said, “We are not aware about those threats. What we know is that the President has cleared her to appear.”

Last week, Uganda Radio Network reported that the minister is required to explain land-related dealings by her company registered as AMOBET Investments Limited. Amongi reportedly owns 66% shares in a company she co-owns with one Cate Odongo.

The Company is in the storm for allegedly trying to grab property under the Departed Asians Custodian Board.

Tashak Partel, one of the claimants of the property at plot 29 Acacia avenue in Kampala told the Justice Bamugemereire Commission that Amongi has been trying to use her position as the line Minister to grab the property valued at over five billion shillings. The Minister has allegedly been involved into disputes related to the same property.