‘Prophet’ Kakande’s Land Titles Cancelled
Complainants to Regain their Land
Controversial prophet and pastor Samuel Kakande of Synagogue Church of all Nations in Kampala has lost land titles for 26 square miles of land in Mubende District.
The cancellation came after Mubende District Land Board admitted that the titles spanning 56 villages and affecting over 10,000 people had been irregularly acquired.
Through his company, Mechanised Agro Uganda Limited, Kakande had acquired 13 square miles on Block 436, Plot 33 in Ndeeba Village, Kiganda subcounty.
He had also used Pride Chick Uganda Ltd to acquire another 13 square miles on Block 436, Plot 34, in Lwakabuutu Village, Singo on August 4, 2016.
“This is therefore, to inform you that this office has gone ahead to cancel the said certificates of titles mentioned above,” Aisha Kibira, the registrar of titles in the lands ministry, wrote to the Mubende District Land Board on May 05.
“The complainants may thus go ahead and apply to the land board for their land.”
Kakande is not new to controversy, including that involving land acquisition.
In October 2017, the Catherine Bamugemereire land inquiry commission quizzed Kakande regarding his acquisition of 40 square miles of land on the Lake Victoria shores in Bukakata and Buwunga subcounties in Masaka district.
Kakande had ignored warning from National Environment Management Authority (Nema) which insisted the use of the land would have devastating environmental consequences.
Kakande uses the land for his multi-billion farming projects such as rice growing, and sand mining projects.