KAMPALA, UGANDA: City businessman Hamis Kiggundu popularly known as Ham has given up on the 142 acres of prime land in Kigo, saying he can’t fight the Kabaka and the Buganda Kingdom at large.
Ham, through his company Kiham Enterprises last week came out to show proof of ownership of the contested land saying he had acquired it rightfully and had licenses from both UNRA and Uganda Land Board to develop it.
However, the Buganda Land Board later came out to protest the tycoon’s decision to create the road in the land saying his company (Kiham) was aimed at stealing part of Kabaka’s land.
Ham, would later come out to deny the allegations which prompted for an impromptu meeting with the BLB representatives on Monday chaired by Prince Wasajja at Bulange, Mengo.
In the meeting, however, BLB officials rejected Ham’s suggestion to have the land demarcated and boundaries opened up between his side and that of Kabaka which prompted him to give up on the land saying the 140 acres belong to the Kabaka and the Kingdom at large.
This prompted him to give up on the land than to be involved in legal battles over its ownership.
“Me Kiggundu, as a Muganda and Muslim, I believe that everything happens according to God’s dictation. If they say that the land belongs to the Kabaka, Who am I to insist on fighting for this land? I have abandoned the land to preserve my respect as a Muganda,” Hamis Kiggundu said while addressing journalists.
“Effective today, I have abandoned the land despite having acquired it in the right procedures. I leave it to the Kingdom in good faith and you will never hear me again contest for it,” he declared.
At the begining of this month, Hamis Kiggundu released a video showing an artistic impression of a sports complex named Hamz Sports Club, he intended to build in Kigo.
It is understood that Ham had reached the advanced stages of building an integrated sports complex called Ham Sports Club at the land situated between Serena Kigo and Mirembe Villas.
Hamz Sports Club upon completion would accommodate 3 football pitches, 2 training grounds and one standard football pitch with a running lane, 2 Olympic size swimming pools, world-class gym, 4 basketball courts, 4 tennis courts, 4 netball courts, all indoor games from badminton, squash, table tennis to board games, hostels and hotel with a grade 4 medical health facility.
As the work commenced on the road leading to the Sports Complex, Buganda officials intervened and told Ham that the land belongs to them.
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