Iganga Gets New District Land Board with Chairman Aged only 24 Years

By Solomon Hamala




Iganga district has got a new District Land Board replacing the previous one dissolved on allegations of rampant corruption.


The new Board was sworn in yesterday 4th February 5, 2022 with the LC 5 chairman Iganga, Ezra Gabula strongly cautioning members against corrupt tendencies.


Gabula said the previous land board that was dissolved involved itself in acts of corruption a move that resulted in a court case that was filed against the district.


He said the district later lost the case and was fined shillings 54 million by court following a garnishee to attach the district account.


The assistant chief administrative officer Iganga, Idd Batenganya urged the new district land board members to always consult the technical staff to avoid causing problems.


Batenganya said issues involving land matters are always technical and require guidance at all times to avoid a repeat of previous mistakes taken by the former land boards.


The new district land board chairperson, Sylvester Byakika aged only 24 years in his maiden speech promised to always consult the technical staff at all times to ensure effective delivery of services.

“I promise to always seek guidance from the relevant offices because am new in this filed,” he said.


Other members on the district land board who were sworn into office include Henry Wanfuko, Sharifa Byokooba, Kaudha Tumwesigye Robina, and Catherine Nalongo.

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