Ugandan Asians fear expulsion as MPs dig into assets mess

Members of the Association of the Expropriated Properties’ Owners Association on September 11, 2019 appear before a Uganda parliamentary sub-committee investigating properties left behind by Asians who left the county during the reign president of Idi Amin. Some expressed fears that the probe is likely to result into a second expulsion. PHOTO | ALEX ESAGALA | DAILY MONITOR

What you need to know:

  • They want parliament to look at properties that were never repossessed but are in the hands of individuals.
  • Some are being investigated for allegedly forging powers of attorney and letters of administration to repossess hundreds of properties.
  • The Asians say Cosase should also probe some of the government departments that have been involved in the management of expropriated properties.

A section of Ugandans of Asian origin have expressed fears that the current parliamentary probe into the management and status of properties that were left behind in 1972 is likely to result into a second expulsion.

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