Government valuer accused of corruption in Isimba compensation

Gilbert Kermundo, the Chief Government Valuer, has denied involvement in the 132 billion shillings compensation for an underground rock at Isimba hydropower dam.
Kermundo, 52, on Wednesday appeared before the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Land Probe to give an explanation for the recommended additional payment of Shillings 132 billion to two claimants of the rock.
The claimants are Tom Musisi Kazibwe, the former Ntenjeru South MP and Charles Magumba, the former Kayunga Town Clerk. These together with other claimants are seeking additional compensation for sand and the rock underneath the 28-acre dam site after receiving payment in 2014.
The 132 recommended compensation reward has since sparked off several compensation demands for rock currently totalling Shillings 600 billion.
Ebert Byenya, the Land Probe Lead Counsel asked Kermundo how his office got involved in offering new compensation figures yet it had earlier endorsed compensations for Isimba land that had been paid out.
However, Kermundo denied knowledge of any new compensation rewards by his office. He accused John Moses Magala, the Senior Valuation Officer in the Lands Ministry of deceitfully coming up with the compensation reward without his knowledge and authorization.
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