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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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Gov’t seeks 50,000 acres of agricultural land for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is seeking for 50,000 acres of land for agricultural activities for South Sudan Refugees. Adjumani district refugee desk officer Titus Jogo says each refugee household will be given 1 acre of land to cultivate. This he says is to support the food and financial …

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Gov’t needs Sh1.7 Trillion to stop land evictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Dr Chris Baryomunsi says the government requires sh1.7 trillion to address land evictions across the country in financial year 2019/2020. He argued that if the money is injected into the Land Fund, it could eliminate …

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LAND: Why Mamdani blasted 1995 constitution framers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Mahmood Mamdani has argued that the framers of the 1995 are to blame for the current controversy over land in Uganda. He says they in effect returned the 1900 colonial agreement which catered for the interest of the big landowners at the expense …

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