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VIDEO: Buganda caucus land meeting turns rowdy as ministers square off

VIDEO: There was drama after two ministers nearly fought during a fiery Buganda parliamentary Caucus meeting in Kampala. The scuffle started when ICT state minister Aida Nantaba compared Lands State Minister Persis Namugwanya to a Local Council 1 chairperson during debate on stopping the rampant land evictions witnessed in Buganda kingdom. …

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Speaker Kadaga assures Bunyoro on land

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has assured the people of Kibaale district that government is going to buy off  land fromabsentee landlords to give it back to the people of Bunyoro. “Am aware of the pain the people of Bunyoro are going through over land, so we are going to work fast and see that the land fund comes into place so that the people are saved from the issue of absentee land Lords,” she said at a thanksgiving ceremony for Kibaale district Woman MP Noeline Basemera. Kadaga revealed that many of the land owners do not stay in Bunyoro and have never even reached there yet they possess titles, making people of Bunyoro squatters on their land. “We have had discussions with the Minister of Finance to see how we can get the land fund and we buy off the land so that the people of Bunyoro can rest and also get security of tenure,” she said. Kadaga also advised the people to be entrepreneurs since government had approved the construction of the road going to Kibaale. “Government has approved your road, so please have something you can be able to sell instead of counting the number of cars that have passed,” she said. She added that people should also embrace government programs to enhance themselves from poverty. “There are various government programs that you can embrace, programs like operation wealth creation, youth empowerment that can help you make money so that you become well off,” she said. She further request the Minister of finance Matia Kasaija to create a tree fund to increase the trees grown in Uganda. “Every where I go I find sacks of charcoal by the road sides which means there many trees that are being cut. Therefore we need the tree fund to save our environment by growing more trees,” said Kadaga **** editor@independent.co.ug Share on: WhatsApp

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VIDEO: Amongi explains new plans on govt land acquisition

VIDEO: Government has finalized a move to amend article 26 of the constitution and pave way for smoother acquisition of private land so as to ensure government projects are not slowed down. According to the Cabinet Minister for Lands Betty Amongi Akena, government loses Shs900bn interest rates on loans, whenever the …

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Kabaka wants compensation for Kigo land, UNRA summoned

The High Court – Land division on Monday summoned Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to respond to claims that it illegally paid sh530 million to Kigo Government Primary School as compensation for land owned by the Kabaka of Buganda. This follows a suit Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi filed …

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Land woes in Buganda

1900 Buganda agreement ghosts return to haunt Kabaka’s government A group of Buganda youth recently besieged the Mengo headquarters of Bulange demonstrating against what they said was Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga failure to prevent the Buganda Land Board (BLB) from harassing people. According to the youth it is Mayiga’s reluctance …

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Government to cancel land titles in Kansanga, Nansana wetlands

Government is to cancel over 350 land titles that have been unlawfully awarded to individuals who encroached on wetlands in Kampala. State Minister for Lands Persis Namuganza has said that the land titles to be canceled are for individuals that unlawfully acquired land in several areas that include Bugolobi, Kansanga, Ntinda, …

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Furor over government acquisition of land

COMMENT: By Joseph Bossa Acquiring land and paying compensation later can be justified in some cases but government faces a trust deficit Land, buildings, and cattle are the forms of wealth most Ugandans are aware of and aspire to acquire and retain. But of them, land is the greater because …

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