Watoto Return The Farm Fraudulently Obtained in Uganda
  • Petitioning Eugene Stutzman

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Watoto US
Eugene Stutzman
Watoto Australia
Matt Bancroft
Watoto Europe
HOWARD REID
Pastor Gary Skinner
Watoto Childcare Ministries Return Fraudulently Obtained Farm in Uganda

Watoto Return The Farm Fraudulently Obtained in Uganda

    1. Petition by

      E. Nakkazi

      Uganda

My relative a retired Ugandan civil servant died January 2012 in Texas aged 89 years after a long illness. He was taken to Texas, by his son a physician, who lives in the US, for treatment and for respite from pressure from Watoto Children's Ministry in Kampala and others who defrauded him of his farm on the outskirts of Kampala.

My relative wanted to be buried at this farm at Kakiri. The family's efforts to get audience with Pastor Gary Skinner of Watoto are always referred to the same Kampala lawyers behind the fraudulent transactions and Pastor Gary Skinner refuses to discuss with the family.

Watoto knew the farmland they were buying so cheap was too good to be true and the only reason Watoto have refused to ask the fraudsters for a refund and return the farm is because it was such a "steal."

It is not uncommon in many parts of Africa for unscrupulous persons or companies with deep pockets to "buy" land that is known fraudulent in the knowledge they can frustrate the rightful owner's efforts to recover using an inefficient land registry, and lack of proper mechanisms to investigate and prosecute perpetrators. Lawsuits can run up to 10 years with so many hoops to jump if you are fighting an organization with deep pockets and unscrupulous practices. Watoto blatantly ignored a caveat placed on the farmland December 2010 literally days after the transaction to pressure them to discuss resolve the matter. Watoto have since hidden behind lawyers, and have recently started clearing and construction on the land, a tactic used to pressure the rightful owners into some sort of inflated compensation scheme.

 

Please do NOT donate any more money or attend the Watoto Orphan Concerts currently in United Kingdom or anywhere in the world until Gary Skinner returns the farm so we can bury him at his chosen final resting place he had owned for over 30 years.

Watoto Children's Ministries started on the right footing several years ago, but have been infiltrated by those with self-serving interests of enriching themselves from unwitting Western donors.

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    • Anita Holladay EASTSOUND, WA
      • 7 months ago

      Skinner is one of Uganda's wealthiest people, yet sent his orphan choir to my town to help raise another $7 million this year. I believe this man.

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    • Lynn Kirabo AUSTRALIA
      • 7 months ago

      I have heard of a similar story nit exactly with Watoto, and it hurts so much when you cant do a thing to help. Guess this is the least i can do, hope it works out

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      • about 2 years ago

      Charity should be based on honesty not fraud.

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    • Kathy Hubbard JENKINTOWN, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is very sad, I just read this from a local Uganda newspaper

      http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19682&Itemid=114

      These kids tour for 6 months? Are they home-schooled? Where's child services?

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    • Kay Shannon CLARENDON HILLS, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I attended a concert recently (yeah, they got $20 from me) but for some reason I had an uneasy feeling about it. It's hard to find much of anything about Watoto or the Skinners that isn't connected to their website. I hope Gary Skinner does the right thing. He needs to ask himself WWJD. It's not enough to have a bunch of poor kids go out and sing about it, he needs to be living it.

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