THREE headmen in Chief Shakumbila’s area in Shibuyunji district have sued for repossession of a piece of land following failure by the investor to honour his obligations 10 years into the business.
The three traditional leaders have requested the court to cancel an agreement to allow Yusuf Aloo set up a sugarcane plantation in the area because he had deliberately ignored the terms of the accord.
“The defendant agreed with the plaintiffs that upon being allocated the land in issue, he was going to drill one borehole in each village, construct a dip tank and a water dam to be centrally located to service the local communities in the said villages.
“That the plaintiffs were and are surprised that the defendant has not done of the agreed tasks and he blatantly neglected, refused and or refused to honour his obligation under the said agreement over 10 years of his sugarcane production despite several reminders to do so,” they said.
The three headmen had allocated the said piece of land to the defendant, Aloo, who commenced his sugarcane plantation over 10 years ago now, and was still cultivating the field in full capacity.
They charged that Aloo had however utilized the land to his own benefit to the detriment of the three village headmen and their community.
He had also promised to facilitate the grading of major roads around the three villages which he had not done up to now, including the construction of some bridges in the area.
The three headmen, namely Mukila, Shupalibanje and Kolongo, all of Chief Shakumbila’s area lamented the loss of their property and have appealed to the High Court for immediate cancellation and /or recession of the agreement entered into in 2006 between them and the investor over the piece of land.
They have also requested the court to order an immediate closure of the sugarcane farming and production on the land, including other damages the court might deem fit to compensate their loss.