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Tycoon Ham Kiggundu speaks out on 140-acre Kigo prime land

Business tycoon Hamis Kiggundu has explained how he acquired the contested land in Kigo land at Kyadondo Block 273 Plots 23974, 23975, 23976, & 23977, land at Kigo— also releasing documents confirming the ownership.

Through his real estate arm, Kiham Enterprises Uganda Limited the businessman had deployed casual laborers and grader operators who started excavating and clearing a 140 acre prime land in Kigo—a development that put him on a collision course with Mengo establishment.

According to documents, Ham co-owns the real estate company with his uncle Edward Nakibinge Kaggwa (Ham owns 99 percent shares whereas Nakibinge owns 1 percent).

The contested land is located off Munyonyo Spur Road, and extends inwards sharing common boundaries with Serena-Kigo, Mirembe Villas and the Lake.

Documents show that the said land is a Freehold land granted by Wakiso District Land Board and the Freehold Land Titles were issued in November 2019 by Wakiso District Land Office — falling under ‘Public Land’ formerly Plot 20 and referred to as, ‘Total Lake Area’, originally measuring approximately 289.34 Acres

The land is situated between Serena-Kigo and Mirembe Villas land, off Munyonyo Spur Road, and extends inwards sharing common boundaries with Serena-Kigo, Mirembe Villas and the Lake. Usable acreage is 78.086 Acres whereas 15.236 Acres incorporate access roads.

The said land is a Freehold land granted by Wakiso District Land Board and the Freehold Land Titles were issued in November 2019 by Wakiso District Land Office.

The subject land falls under ‘Public Land’ formerly Plot 20 and referred to as, ‘Total Lake Area’, originally measuring approximately 289.34 Acres.

See layout for the location details.

Documents indicate that the misconceived Kingdom of Buganda owned Private Mailo land on Kyadondo Block 273 Plots 87, 99,110 & others, land at Kigo.

It shares boundaries with the public land mainly comprising; Mirembe Villas, Kigo Prisons, part of Serena Kigo land, taking part of the Munyonyo Spur Road outwards beyond the Munyonyo Spur.

It is composed on Final Certificate (F.C 18454) formerly Plot 96 and originally measuring approximately 16 Square miles and 228 Acres.

 3. Developments:

      

Above: Proposed Ham Sports Club

Kiham Enterprises Uganda Limited is in advanced stages of building an Integrated Sports Complex called Ham Sports Club. It is intended to Identify, Nurture and Promote Ugandan Youth Talent domestically, regionally, and internationally. It accommodates 3 state of the art football playgrounds (including 2 training grounds), 2 Olympic size swimming pools, World Class Gym, 4 basketball courts, 4 tennis courts, 4 netball courts, all indoor games, accommodation facilities and a grade four medical health facility.

In light of the above, the project proposal was submitted to NEMA for review and subsequently a NEMA approval certificate was obtained in December 2020 clearing the project to take off.

NEMA approval certificate obtained  in December 2020 clearing the project to take off

Additionally, there was need to open up an access road to the project area, and thus a request for access off Munyonyo Spur was made to UNRA 0n 2nd November 2020 and following several inspections by the UNRA Kampala Station team, permission was granted on 23rd November 2020 under strict conditions including notifying them prior to commencement of works for effective technical guidance and Supervision mainly on the drainage channel widening

UNRA Kampala Station team, permission was  granted on 23rd November 2020.. reads in part

UNRA Kampala Station team, permission was  granted on 23rd November 2020.. reads in part

Prior to commencement of any activities in as far as opening up an access road is concerned, Kiham Enterprises (U) Limited contacted the local leadership through the L.C 1 Chairman of Kigo Prisons Cell, who also re-emphasized the need to widen the drainage channel that runs across the Munyonyo Spur Road and further welcomed the project.

Kigo LC1 letter

Efforts were made to contact the neighbors and notify them about the projected activities but with minimal breakthroughs. However, we shall continue to engage the two neighbors (Mirembe Villas & Serena Kigo) with the aim of working together mainly in harmonizing the drainage expansion activities in the area.

On 8th March 2022, Kiham Enterprises commenced with the works of expansion of the drainage channel (under technical guidance and supervision of UNRA) and opening up an access road for the Sports Club Project.

4. Going forward, Kiham Enterprises (U) Limited welcomes the following:

That a joint boundary opening exercise of both the Freehold land titles comprised on Kyadondo Block 273 Plots 23974, 23975, 23976, 23977 and the Kabaka Private Mailo land t comprised on Kyadondo Block 273 Plots 87, 99,110 & others is carried out with the aim of seeking clarifications and ascertaining the true location of both properties and as a way of confirmation that truly, the two properties are separate, do not overlap into one another, one is a Private Mailo land whereas the other is Public land, and that the only common identifier of the two properties is the shared Plot Boundaries and the fact that they all fall in the same Block and County.

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