The head of the commission of inquiry into land matters, Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, has appealed to Ugandans to stop criticising the land probe and instead offer them support.
“We are not the one who take people to court. We don’t investigate and we are not the one who will prosecute,” she noted.
She made the remarks during her visit with commission members to CBS Radio in Bulange Mengo on Monday.
She noted that when recommendations made are not implemented, the commission is plaint calling upon relevant authorities to act positively.
“It is a fault in the system in all public service or government ministries. I chaired the commission into the mess at the Uganda National Roads Authority and that was 2015 to 2016. The first case to go to court went this month and people blame the commission of inquiry,” she said.
She noted that some of these cases could have been taken to court immediately and they can not stop evictions when an order has been issued by the court.
She added that there is need to set up land reconciliation team in cultural institutions that can help in the increasing land wrangles in the country.
“We are hoping that our recommendation will help to make them more robust because maybe people can solve problems at that level and if the way problem is solved can be accepted by the court system then probably we don’t need to have a lengthy court proceedings but we can also rely on some of the decisions taken at that level,” she said.
She however added that the findings of the commission will help to settle land wrangles in the country.