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Kampala Minister asks gov’t for more funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Kampala Betty Amongi has asked government to allocate more funds to Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. Amongi was on Wednesday appearing before Parliament’s Presidential Affairs Committee where she decried the minimal funding to Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. According to the Budget Framework Paper …

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MPs demand Land Fund utilisation report from Minister

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on the committee of Physical Infrastructure have asked the Ministry of Lands to avail a report on how the Land Fund was spent in the 2018/2019 financial year. Led by Kasilo County MP, Elijah Okupa and Butaleja West MP, James …

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Tooro Kingdom asked not to evict gov’t from land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has asked Tooro Kingdom not to evict institutions occupying land and structures belonging to the kingdom when the assets are returned. Since 2013, the kingdom has been demanding for the return of its assets that were reverted to the government after the abolition …

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Lands Ministry collects UGX 70 Billion in registration fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Lands, Housing and Urban Development Ministry collected shillings 100 billion from land registration fees in the 2018/19 last financial year. This is an increase of over shillings 70 billion from shillings 12 billion collected in the 2012/2013 financial year. The enhanced revenue collection …

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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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