3 August 2012
WATOTO LAND AT LUBBE, WAKISO DISTRICT, UGANDA
Following claims in the media about the alleged fraudulent acquisition of Watoto land in Lubbe, Watoto wishes to make the following clarifications:
On 1 October 2010, Watoto Child Care Ministries in Uganda purchased 207 acres of land at Lubbe, Wakiso District, Uganda from Mr. Ian Stephen Nsubuga. Mr. Nsubuga was registered as the proprietor of the land on 12 February 2009.
To confirm legitimate ownership of the land, Watoto conducted a field survey that included talking to family members and the surrounding community officials. A search of the register of the official custodian of
land records was conducted before purchase was made. All enquiries confirmed Mr. Nsubuga as the registered owner of the land. There were no encumbrances in any form of caveat/interest registered on the land, which could have dissuaded Watoto (or any other purchaser) from buying the land.
It is to be noted that Mr. Nsubuga is the brother to Dr. Frederick Njuki who is the complainant. His concerns should therefore rightly be addressed to his brother.
Watoto firmly upholds integrity in all its activities and therefore wishes to affirm to all its partners and sponsors this principle has been adhered in this situation.
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