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British Investor Magnay Cited In   Land Grabbing Scandal

British Investor Magnay Cited In Land Grabbing Scandal

By Our Reporter A filthy rich British agro-machinery investor identified as John Magnay, has been named in a land grabbing scandal in oil-rich Bunyoro region, where he allegedly evicted thousands of people from several villages, despite having acquired the disputed land under dubious means. Magnay, who claims he wants to start up large scale agricultural projects on the land under contention, was dragged to court over land  a few  months ago over grabbing and fraudulent transfer of ownership of land in Bunyoro sub-region. John Magnay's Police Bond A few days after being dragged to court, he was however released after  being granted a non-cash bail by the Chief Magistrates Court of Masindi, vide case file No.362 of 2020, arising out of Police case No. CRB/MCB48...
Gov’t Evicts 35,000 Locals, Gives Land To Investors

Gov’t Evicts 35,000 Locals, Gives Land To Investors

By Elite Reporter The government of Uganda has allegedly evicted over 35000 locals from their homes and land measuring about 9,300 hectares in Kiryandongo district, in a bid to pave way for farming projects. The land has since been allocated to investors to set up agricultural projects, although no one seemingly knows the exact year when the government allegedly gave the land to investors for large scale farming. However, the government contends that the contentious territory was empty space and unoccupied public land although residents claim they hold it under customary ownership. When asked about the development the Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Peter Debele, said “Encroachers took advantage of the empty space to settle in the vast fertile ranches. They went there o...
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