Moses, a 57-year-old man from Wakiso District gets compensated for his money that he used in processing a land title. In January 2022, Moses came to Justice Centres Mmengo with a claim that he had sold Mukasa a Kibanja, however he needed compensation money before he could hand over the land title to him.
Moses’ land was unregistered at the time of the sale however he later acquired the land title. He then felt it would only be fair for Mukasa (the buyer) to compensate some of the money Moses had used during the process of acquiring the title rather than just getting the title for free. At first Mukasa seemed okay with this suggestion but unfortunately, he couldn’t raise the UGX. 5 million that Moses wanted so they failed to reach an amicable agreement and their dispute escalated.
Moses reported the case to the police in Kasangati and later the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) after which it went to Kasangati Court as a criminal case and was later dismissed. Moses was then advised to seek a civil remedy and that’s when he approached Justice Centres Uganda. A JCU advocate mediated this matter and during the third mediation, the respondent (Mukasa) agreed to give Moses (the complainant) UGX 1,000,000/= (Uganda Shillings One Million) within one month. Hearing this proposal, Moses also agreed to sign transfer forms for Mukasa and this was immediately executed upon payment.
Requested to share his experience at JCU, Moses said, “Now that there are no more wrangles with Mukasa, I’ll live my life peacefully.”