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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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Bamugemereire to probe ownership of former public land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into land matters Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire has announced fresh probe into the ownership of former public land in the country. She says the new probe will centre on pieces of former public lands owned by Land registrars …

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Gen. Kayihura’s ex-aide tasked to renegotiate land ownership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ambrose Murunga, a Kenyan ex-aide of former Inspector General of Uganda Police Force Gen. Kale Kayihura has been told to renegotiate the terms of ownership of the land, which was allegedly stolen from bonafide Ugandan owners. The directive was made this afternoon by the Commission …

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Former Kidepo RPC beaten in land dispute

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Hoima Police are holding eight people accused of assaulting and robbing Senior Superintendent of Police Edgar Nyabongo, the former Kidepo Regional Police Commander. The suspects allegedly attacked Nyabongo, who is currently attached to the Directorate of Chief Political Commensurate at the Police Headquarters on Saturday …

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Jinja RDC calls for interdiction of senior municipal officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Jinja Resident District Commissioner Eric Joseph Sakwa is calling for the interdiction of three senior officials in Jinja Municipal Council.    Sakwa says the civil servants should be interdicted and investigated over the land and purchase of government land located on plot 24 B Kyabazinga …

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