By Watchdog reporter
Masaka district leaders have halted the construction of Bank of Uganda (BoU) currency centre alleging unlawful acquisition of golf course land.
The land in question is located between Tropic Inn Hotel, Masaka State Lodge and Golf Lane Hotel. Masaka Municipality allocated about two acres off the 40-acre piece of land where Masaka Golf Course sits. The land belongs to Uganda Golf Union although Masaka municipality also claims to have a 99-year lease on the same land.
Leaders stormed the construction site of the Bank of Uganda currency centre as they moved to block the start of its construction
The Masaka district chairperson, Jude Mbabaali, insists that the land belongs to the Uganda Golf Union and was fraudulently acquired.
But the mayor of Masaka municipality, Godfrey Kayemba, says council leaders leased the land to a businessman in the 1990s for the construction of a hotel, he failed to do so and subsequently parceled part of it out to Bank of Uganda.
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