The Lands, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Betty Amongi is in fresh trouble for alleged land grabbing.
A Ugandan woman based in the United Kingdom, Lillian Akullu has dragged Amongi to Lira High Court for grabbing her land measuring 3.5 acres along Erute Road in senior quarters.
Through her Lawyers, Adad and Company Advocates, Akullu wants High court to block Amongi from using her land. According to Akullu, the minister has since built residential premises on her land, which she acquired in 1991.
This news comes a week after the minister appeared before the land Probe Commission over allegations that she grabbed an Asian man’s land.
The minister reportedly used her company, Amobet Investments Ltd, to grab Asians’ properties.
One of these properties belongs to Indian national Ashak Mandakini Patel, 53.
Amongi and Amobet applied to the for the Departed Asians Property Custodians Board (DAPCB) for allocation of Patel’s land on Plot 29 Acacia Avenue, on Kololo Hill.
Patel’s mother was one of the Asians chased by former President Idi Amin Dada in the 1970s.
A building on this land now houses Midcom Telecom Company which pays $9000 a month.
Patel returned to manage the land and property in 1995.