Janet Kobusingye, the owner of Mestil Hotel, has told parliament’s committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprise (Cosase) that she needed more money for her land in Naguru.
On November 30, Kobusingye appeared before Nakawa West MP Joel Ssenyonyi’s Cosase which is investigating the controversial sale of Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) land.
Kobusingye was one of the beneficiaries.
Kobusingye told the MPs that Government took over six acres of her land in Naguru valued at 1.5 billion shillings, but when she went to court, the Government decided to compensate her with four acres of land in Nsambya.
Kobusingye said that she was not given the appropriate value of land she lost in Naguru.
“My wish was to put up a hotel but Kampala district land board decided to cancel my lease so I sued them and Government decided to give me land at Nsambya. To date, they have not compensated me the equivalent of my land in Naguru,” Kobusingye said.
The committee asked Kobusingye to come with all documents related to the land in question.