Jim Muhwezi making a phone call.

The hearing ex Minister Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezii is challenging his eviction from land in Makindye division has failed to kick off.

This is after the trial Judge Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa failed to turn up at court.

The case was pushed to May 28 by High Court Registrar.

Following an order from Makindye Magistrates Court, Muhwezi ran to the High Court last week, seeking an order to quash Makindye Magistrate’s court’s order which gave one James Mubiru the power to own one acre of land in Salaama Kyamula in Makindye Division.

Maj. Gen. Muhwezi insists he is the rightful owner of the land in question having purchased it from a one William Hatimana in 1995.

He adds that his eviction from the said land is pre-mature because there are pending court cases and staying orders which were overlooked.

On his part, Mubiru says he filled his case before the commission of inquiry into land matters in June 2017 but since then his compliant has never been handled.

The fight for the land has been ongoing for the past 26 years.

Mubiru says that the contested land was owned by his father, George Ssekajjugo who died in 1987 when he was three years old, leaving him and his sister Nabunjo Nammande under the care of their paternal uncle Nathan Ssewambwa.

The two left their home to live with their uncle who stayed in the neighborhood but kept using their late father’s land for farming until in 1992 when strangers claiming to have bought the land showed up at his uncle’s home to introduce themselves as the new landlords.

Since then, the family has been fighting to recover their land but all in vain till last week.

 

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