Babyenda Yeremia, 56 years old, a resident of Kigwera S.West, Kigwera subcounty, Buliisa district inherited land from his late father Yeremia Kiiza. Before his father’s death, on 14th March 1993, the late Kiiza gave un- measured piece of his land to Kigwera Miracle church and an agreement was signed which Babyenda refuted.
By then Babyenda, was old enough to witness what was happening. After many years, Babyenda managed to open boundaries for the church Land three times changing boundaries from time to time on the same land.
In 2011, the church management reported the matter to Buliisa Police and were advised to settle the dispute amicably but they failed. In 2013, the church management again reported the matter to LC3, Kigwera subcounty who failed to resolve the matter. In 2014, Babyenda sought to have the church evicted.
On 8th February 2017 during a community meeting in Kigwera Sub County, Buliisa district, CRED team received this complaint. Upon the church management’s request, CRED led the mediation process. After a protracted negotiation, both parties agreed and resolved the issue amicably.
On 9th March 2017, the church land measuring 50 meters (W), 51 Metres (E), 109 Metres (S), and 111 Metres (N) was demarcated and an MOU was signed.
“I am so happy that this case was resolved. We are now at peace and even Mr. Babyenda’s son has offered a house we use whenever we get visitors at church.” Said Ssenyunva during the monitoring visit by CRED team.