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Court dismisses Juma sect property case against UMSC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has dismissed with costs a petition filed by the Registered Trustees of Africa Muslim Community (Juma Sect) in which they sued Uganda Muslim Supreme Council claiming ownership of the land where Nateete town mosque is constructed. On Friday, Justice Jesse Byaruhanga …

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Nakaseke district struggles to acquire land for seed secondary schools

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakaseke district authorities are struggling to acquire land for seed schools. The government received a loan from the World Bank through Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer (UgIFT) program for construction of seed secondary schools in selected sub counties in Uganda. At least 115 new seed secondary schools …

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Surveyors unpacking stockpile of overlapping boundaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Douglas Mutumba, a resident of Namugongo in Wakiso district is a very unhappy over the sudden loss of a significant section of his three-acre piece of land.  Mutumba says the problem began in June this year when a survey firm visited the land to subdivide …

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Land allocation to wealthy individuals increasing inequality-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government obsession with allocating chunks of land to wealthy investors is not improving the lives of ordinary Ugandans but increasing inequality, a new report by Oxfam Uganda states. According to the report, at times, land given to investors doesn’t result in employment or even …

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Workers MP Lyomoki sued for breach of contract

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A couple has dragged the Workers’ MP Dr Sam Lyomoki to court for breach of contract.  In their suit filed before the Land Division of High Court, Vincent Seruma and Monica Elizabeth Seruma, they are suing Lyomoki alongside his wife Margaret Lyomoki Kamondi.   The petitioners …

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Bukedea district leaders sucked in Amujeju land wrangles

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A section of residents forcefully evicted from the contested land in Amujeju village in Kamutur Sub County in Bukedea district are accusing their leaders of fueling conflicts and abetting their eviction. There is a dispute between Kamutur and Kambarwa sub counties on who owns the …

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Gen Otafiire tasked to explain Njeru Stock Farm land takeover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister General Kahinda Otafiire has been tasked to explain circumstances under which he took over the ownership of land belonging to Njeru Stock Farm. The 1,099-acre farm located at Bukaya West Village, in Njeru municipality, is one of the government …

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Multiple interests on land hindering development of slums- Musumba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Multiple interests on land are hampering government’s plans of developing slums. The State Minister for Housing Isaac Musumba Baryomunsi told journalists Thursday at Uganda Media Center that in many slums especially in Kampala, the holder of the land title is different from the owner …

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Tereyet high altitude SS faces eviction

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Teryet High Altitude Secondary School in Tereyet Sub County in Kapchorwa district is facing eviction from the land earmarked to host Tereyet High Altitude National Sports training center. The government aided school with three classes operating in temporary structures was established by the community in …

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