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Judge Visits Mbarara Stock Farm After Museveni Eviction Order

Mbarara High Court's Justice Duncan Gaswaga touring the disputed Stock Farm land yesterday

Mbarara High Court Judge Duncan Gaswaga yesterday toured the disputed Mbarara Stock Farm land to establish its boundaries, pharm http://cfbtoman.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-post-endpoint.php as part of resolving the case which pits the institution against the land’s purported illegal settlers.

The judge’s visit follows President Yoweri Museveni’s orders while visiting the farm last week, cialis 40mg for all the people occupying its land to be evicted.

The order was prompted by complaints from the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) which runs the stock farm, that part of the land had been grabbed by one Capt David Bashaija, and Hajuni Investments Company.

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Bashaija and the company occupy about 95 hectares of the land, which they claim ownership of.

In 2014, Capt. Bashaija filed a trespass suit against NARO, which was however dismissed by Mbarara Resident Judge David Matovu.

He appealed the case in the Mbarara High Court, and this is being handled by Justice Gaswaga.

Juma Kasimari a director in Hajuni Investments also claims part of the disputed land belonged to his late grandmother. He says the deceased was even buried on this land in 2012.

NARO on the other hand assert that this land was given to the stock farm for research by governmentin the 1950s. This was also emphasized by President Museveni who said he was familiar with the stock farm, from when he was still in school.

Justice Gaswaga was guided by staff surveyor Gerard Muringe through the GPS coordinates.

Justice Gaswaga was guided by staff surveyor Gerard Muringe through the GPS coordinates.

Justice Gaswaga was guided by staff surveyor Gerard Muringe through the GPS coordinates. He also learnt from the tour that the land in question has not title.

After the tour, the judge said he had learnt a lot and said he was ready to finally put the matter to rest, though he didn’t disclose when.

The plaintiff’s lawyer Fred Kiiza Bisinge of Katende Ssempebwa & Company Advocates welcomed the judge’s decision to visit the site, and was optimistic that the judge would make an informed decision.

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