Fraudulent Acquisition of UBC Land at Shs10.2bn Exposed

Members of Parliament were on Tuesday shocked to learn of how the land originally belonging to the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation was fraudulently sold to private investors.

The Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) chaired by Bukedea woman MP, viagra Among Anita faced witnesses involved in the buying and multiple selling of the same prime land that is located in Kibira Drive, shop Bugolobi.

The figures that featured in the transaction are the National Resistance Movement Caucus’ spokeswoman Margret Muhanga who also represents Burahya County in Kabarole district and former NRM Business League Chairperson, no rx Hassan Bassajabalaba.

Ms. Muhanga told MPs in the Committee that she picked Shs10bn from her house and took it to Deo and Sons which reportedly belongs an unnamed senior military officer, to clear the payment of the property in question.

“I paid for the land in cash. I picked 10.2 billion shillings and all receipts for the transaction are there,” Ms. Muhanga who was first made to swear by the Holy Bible to only feed the committee with the truth, strikingly said.

Ms. Muhanga through her lawyer Joseph Kyazze had earlier told the committee that the national broadcaster (UBC) had sold the land to Haba Group that belongs to Basajabalaba at Shs11.5bn.

UBC later went to High Court challenging the transaction and subsequently the court ordered Haba Group and Deo and sons Company Advocates who owned the land to return its title to the broadcaster.

The High Court also asked UBC to return the Haba Group’s money within two months but the broadcaster failed to comply with the order.


Haba and Deo and Sons Company that had the legal documentations for the land, used the court bailiffs to sell it to Ms. Muhanga.

The UBC Board Chairman Simon Kaheru told the committee that the High Court ruling was appealed at the Supreme Court and the decision was overturned.

The highest court of land went ahead and ordered that the fixed asset be returned to UBC since the acquisition by Harbor Group was fraudulent.

The revelation of the Supreme Court ruling prompted the MPs to ask their own, Muhanga to return the title to the UBC but the legislator did not precisely commit herself.

Muhanga told the Committee that she cannot pinpoint where the title is but if she is given her Shs10.2bn she can look for it.

The Committee then resolved that Ms. Muhanga should produce the land title by Friday this week.

ChimpReports understands that the land changed ownership from UBC to Harbor Group at 12pm on 10th January 2014.

The ownership changed to Deo and Sons Company at 12:46 the same day and two minutes later at 12:48 the ownership was transferred to Ms. Margret Muhanga.

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