The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi 11 has been dragged to the High court -Civil division over his newly launched scheme of “Ekyapa mu ngalo” which is translated as Tittle in the Hand for any occupant on the Buganda land who purchases a 49 year old lease.
Kabaka’s accuser is his subject Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka, a lawyer by profession who has since filed a series of cases against his kingdom challenging its land scheme.
In this instant application, Male Mabirizi seeks an Injunction against the implementation of the “Ekyapa mu ngalo” scheme saying him and many other Baganda whose interests he represents will suffer an irreparable damage and loss since they are required to pay a certain amount of fee to obtain these releases.
Mabirizi also accuses the Kabaka of unlawfully collecting ground rent (Busuulu) from all settlers of the official mailo land under the guise that he is the Land lord whereas he is a mere trust of the said land.
He now wants the kingdom activities of collecting Busuulu and leasing out the land to be halted until his main case he filed challenging the same is heard and disposed of.