Residents of Kabale Town, South Western Uganda, are still in awe after the youthful State Minister of Finance for Planning, Hon David Bahati erected a palatial residence estimated in billions of shillings in less than a year.
The storied house has enough room to swing a cat courtesy of the spacious enjoined rooms.
With its rooftop covered with clay tiles, the palatial structure sits on an acre of land and is secured with a brick wall fence.
The house is surrounded by towering trees, providing the occupants a relaxing fresh breathe of air and comfort. Bahati’s friends see it as a perfect antidote for the hectic city life.
The interior is flooded with morning sunlight thanks to numerous windows.
The front view features tall pillars, giving the house a resemblance of State House.
The large glass widows offer scenic views of the lush green gardens.
The property, which is the talk of town, is located in Kakomo, Mwendo Parish in Kitumba Sub-county in Ndorwa.
Interestingly, one needs about 50 minutes to drive a distance of 15 kilometres from Kabale town to Bahati’s palatial home due to the poor road terrain.
We were unable to speak to Bahati on Wednesday morning when we published this article.
Area residents confirmed the ownership of the house as Bahati has travelled to the site countless times to supervise construction works.
The Ndorwa West lawmaker who was appointed Minister in a cabinet reshuffle on 1 March 2015, has in recent years accumulated wealth at a stunning rate.
He recently bought land which previously belonged to government known as Yard in Kabale. The four acres of land valued in billions of shillings are located on Kabale road in the centre of town.
It’s a land used to house municipal council road works property including tractors, trucks, spare parts and other materials.
Before joining politics, Bahati was a successful businessman.
He, however, faced serious hardships after the South Sudan government failed to pay for supplies worth billions of dollars following a brutal civil war.