By Ivan Mwine
City businessman Hamis Kiggundu popularly known as Ham has rekindled his move to grab land in Kigo, off Entebbe Road, belonging to Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi.
Ham, who is the proprietor of Ham Enterprises and several other ventures in Uganda, claims ownership for the land situate on Block 273, plots 23974, 23975,23976 and 23977 although Buganda Land Board, the custodian of all land belonging to the Kabaka, asserts that the land belongs to the monarch.
However, although Ham last month came out and revealed that he had lost interest in ownership of the land, he made a U-turn a few days ago when he resumed his fight for the land.
We have established that Ham has through his lawyers of Muwema & Co. Advocates written a letter to the Commissioner Land Registration at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, seeking a review of ownership of the said land.
Although Ham claims to have obtained a freehold title on the said land, Buganda Land Kingdom maintains that the land belongs to the Kabaka and he possesses a Mailo Land title for the same.
According to an area schedule seen by our reporter, the said land is situated on Block 273 and is registered in the names of the Kabaka of Buganda.
It is said that Ham, through his front identified as Nakibinge Kaggwa, allegedly fraudulently obtained a freehold title in 2019 for the land under contention, which is situated between Serena Hotel Kigo and Mirembe Villas.
Ham registered the freehold title in the names of Kiham Enterprises, in which he owns 99% shares while Nakibinge has 1%.
Ham last month tried to excavate the part of the land in a bid to construct an access road to the said land but his efforts were thwarted by officials from Buganda Land Board who were flanked by officers from the Kabaka Protection Unit, who halted the efforts to grab the land.