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Minister Amongi intervenes in Lira municipal leaders, CAO row

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Minister of Lands and Urban Development, Betty Amongi has intervened in the row between Lira municipal council authorities and the Town Clerk. The Minister’s intervention stemmed from the recent petition by the Lira Municipal Development Forum-MDF, a committee that oversees the implementation of USMID …

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Lands Minister Betty Amongi testifies in Jinja land scandal

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | Land officials implicated in the alleged fraudulent land transactions in Jinja district must personally be held to account for their actions, Lands’ Minister Betty Amongi Ongom has told the Land Commission of Inquiry. Amongi on Tuesday said that the registrars must be subjected to carry their …

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Investors cautioned against mortgaging gov’t land for loans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has directed that no investors should use government land leased to them as a security to acquire loans in any financial institution. In a letter to heads of three agencies – Uganda Investment Authority, Uganda Land Commission, and the Uganda Free Zones Authority – …

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Parliament defers debate on landlord-tenant bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has deferred debate on the Landlord and Tenant Bill following controversy on a provision that requires that all rent obligations be recorded and settled in Uganda Shillings. The clause had been supported by Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko who observed a need to …

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Government changes strategy on forceful land acquisition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has dropped its plan for the forceful acquisition of private land for infrastructural development projects.  The change follows public outcry on a draft which had been tabled by lands minister Betty Amongi to allow the government to take possession of private property, …

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FDC, UPC clash over NRM Links

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC Secretary General has tasked Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) to explain its alliance with the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party. Mafabi questioned UPC’s link to NRM during the launch of Political Parties Capacity Support Project, which is supported …

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Land commision summons minister Betty Amongi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters has summoned Lands, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Betty Amongi over allegations that she is involved in the mismanagement of the Land Fund. The summons signed by the Commission’s Acting Secretary, Dr. Douglas Singiza requires Amongi to appear …

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Lands Ministry introduces new land system for Diaspora

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Betty Amongi has introduced a lands management system adopted by the Ministry for Ugandans living in the Diaspora. Amongi said the new system is aimed at minimizing land grabbing and any fraudulent related land dealings. The …

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