Masindi Golf Club Registered Trustees withdraw case against district land board, Masindi high court

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Masindi Golf Club Registered Trustees have withdrawn a case in which they had sued the Attorney general, Masindi district land board, Masindi municipality and the commissioner Land registration accusing them of tress passing on Masindi golf land.

The registered trustees being led by Oscar Baitwa, and  Pantaleo Kasangaki,  drugged the four parties to Masindi high court in 2017  accusing  them of trespassing on Masindi golf land where by Masindi high court high court was allocated almost half an acre of land and Central division without being consulted.

Masindi high court was allocated  land by Masindi district land board  on the 3rd of January 2017 and acquired a land title on 3rd March 2017 such that a high court could be put in Masindi district to help the people of Masindi access high court services instead of going to Fort portal.

But this didn’t go well with the registered trustees who ended up dragging the four parties to Masindi high court.

However, during the high court sitting today  Richard Akuzigibwe and Ronald Murungi from Kabalega Advocates and legal consults who represented the registered Trustees, argued that  the plaintiff had lost interest in the case in the interest of people.

Akugizibwe also explained that the registered trustees had numerous discussions with the Attorney General, Masindi district land board, Commissioner land registration and Central division and a consensus was arrived at that the matter be withdrawn.

Akugizibwe also told court that they agreed that the matter be withdrawn in the interest of peaceful coexistence of the parties and the general good of the sports fraternity of Masindi district. He also added that the parties also agreed to bare their own costs.

Following the reasons presented by the plaintiff’s lawyer, the presiding judge Paul Wolimbwa Gadenya,  accepted the withdraw of the case but advised the parties to meet their own costs.

But Ian Musinguzi  from Musinguzi and Company advocates the lawyer representing Central division  insisted the plaintiffs meet the costs and demanded for 1.2 billion shillings which was rejected by the resident judge.

Addressing journalists outside court, Oscar Baitwa one of the registered trustees explained that they accepted to withdraw the matter after having a mediation meeting between the registered trustees and the four parties.

He added that the meeting was chaired by, Albert Rugadya Atwooki, the former resident judge Masindi high court who advised them to settle the matter amicably such that they could exist coexist.

He also assured the public that no one will grab Masindi golf land adding that he is going to make sure that golf is revived in Masindi.