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Alur King puts ban on sale of kingdom land by clan chiefs

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alur King Philip Olarker Rauni III has issued a decree prohibiting clan chiefs from overseeing sale of kingdom land. The decree was announced during the third Council of Chiefs meeting at Jukia Hill in Nebbi Municipality on Tuesday. This declaration comes at a …

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Acholi elite demand cancellation of fraudulent land titles

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A think tank pressure group comprised of indigenous elite Acholi political and social change activists has demanded the cancellation of all titles acquired through fraudulent sales of customary land in the region. This group, known as Ribbe Pi Paco – RPP, loosely translated as “Unity …

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NRM leaders task Prime Minister Nabbanja to address land evictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  National Resistance Movement-NRM party leaders have tasked Robinah Nabbanja, the Prime Minister to intervene and address the massive land eviction cases in the district. Speaking on Thursday during the Hoima NRM District Conference at Dwoli Primary School in Kitoba sub-county, MPs and other NRM leaders …

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Land tenure system escalating disputes in Lango

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | System of land ownership and greed have been identified as the major causes of increasing land disputes in the Lango sub-region. In Lango, land is customarily owned where pieces of land belong to particular households, communities, and or the clan. Since there is no …

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Busoga Kingdom officials demolish 60 houses on disputed land

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 families in Buwekula cell, Northern Division, Jinja City, are living in fear of eviction after 60 houses were demolished by Busoga Kingdom officials. One of the officials was the Kingdom’s Youth Affairs Minister, James Mukembo  who was accompanied by UPDF officers …

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‘Private land ownership frustrating public projects’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private land ownership during implementation of public projects is frustrating plans to adopt physical development plans for Gulu and Arua City. Government working with Global Green Growth Institute-GGGI developed plans for the two cities in a bid to promote organized development and avoid challenges …

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Acholi leaders halt sale of customary land to “Balaalo”

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in the Acholi Sub-region have resolved to suspend the sales of customary land to cattle keepers commonly referred to as “balaalo”. The resolution is part of nine key action points put forward by leaders in the region as they seek to bring to an …

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Gov’t outlines mechanisms to quell land tensions in Amolatar

Amolatar, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has called for the cessation of hostilities among parties involved in a dispute over the ownership of a 100-acre piece of land in Namasale Town Council, Amolatar District. The call comes in the aftermath of a violent protest that occurred on 16 July …

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Tension as Govt seeks to allocate free land to former NRM MPs

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is mounting in Laguti Sub County, Pader district, due to a government decision to allocate over 12 square miles of land to former Members of Parliament. The allocation, facilitated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), National Animal Genetic Resources …

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