Following the demolition of the parking lot of his One Love Beach in Busabala by Buganda Kingdom, Bobi Wine has written to the king.
In a letter written today and addressed to the Kabaka, Bobi decried having been treated unfairly by the kingdom officials and pleaded with the king to give him audience for he thinks the officials were misinforming the king in regard to his beach.
“Previously I reached an agreement with Mengo officials from the office of Nkuluze who sold land in Busabala. I paid all the money for the land and went ahead to develop it using a lot of money. However, just after six years, the same officials have turned against me and have demolished my properties in a very embarrassing way,” he writes.
He further adds that he has tried all he can to reach the officials but all his calls have gone unanswered.
“I am humbly writing to you seeking your audience, my king so that I can also give my side of the story because I highly believe your officials are giving you false information about me. I will be very glad if my request is granted,” Bobi Wine pleads.
But in a statement issued today by the kingdom through their information minister, Noah Kiyimba, apparently Bobi Wine had put up a parking lot on land that never belonged to him.
Kiyimba admitted Bobi Wine had paid Shs20 million for the land but “was informed in writing by the kingdom that he should cease carrying out activities on the 0.5 acres piece of land (on which he had put his parking) as the sub-lease application had not been approved”.
“By this time, Bobi Wine was illegally occupying this land and using it as a parking lot for his One Love Beach. He was advised to concentrate all his activities within the 6.25 acres whose lease had been approved. Instead, Bobi Wine didn’t only occupy the 0.5 acres, he further encroached on the land by approximately another 1.5 acres. This means that Bobi Wine was now occupying approximately two acres illegally”.
Adding “Finally, on March 27, 2017, Nkuluze informed the O/C Police of Kaazi-Busabala that they will take possession of this land on March 29, 2017 to enable the land lord use his land at his discretion. Bobi Wine was duly informed and got a copy of the letter to O/C Police of Kaazi-Busabala. Bobi Wine didn’t contact Nkuluze upon receiving this letter.”