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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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Retired priest hacked by own son over land

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Rev. Stephen Munvaneza, a retired priest is nursing wounds at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital after being hacked by his biological son over land. Rev. Munvaneza was hacked by his 23-year-old son, Bosco Arinda on Wednesday afternoon. According to Rev. Munvaneza, he was sitting together with …

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Moroto women expose businessmen, institutions over land grabbing

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Women in Moroto gathered courage and strength to report and expose land fraud cases in the district on Tuesday as the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission started probing land matters there. While in Karamoja women rarely speak at public gatherings, a good number grabbed the opportunity …

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Mugabe’s tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts, auctioneers announced Thursday. Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, owned several farms despite laws limiting individuals to one farm. He …

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