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Land ownership wrangles threaten Wakiso schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The future of government aided schools in Wakiso District is uncertain as their founders reclaim part of the land they are occupying. Most of the government aided schools in Wakiso were founded by the church, community members and many others were built on land donated …

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Ecweru asks Parliament to reject report on Bulambuli land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru has appealed to parliament not to adopt a report by the Presidential Affairs Committee on the disputed land in Bulambuli district earmarked to host landslide survivors in Elgon region. According to Eweru, adopting the report will plunge …

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Musisi cautions next KCCA ED against land grabbers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Outgoing Kampala Capital City (KCCA) Executive Director Jenifer Musisi has said that protecting KCCA land from encroachers should be a key priority for the next city bosses. Musisi, who is set to relinquish the position on December 15, 2018, said that during her seven year …

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Madi delegation delays final Apaa land peace agreement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Madi delegation to the Presidential Committee on Apaa remains undecided on the three proposed positions for resolving the long running land dispute. The delegation has told the Presidential Committee of the Apaa land dispute that they require an additional one week to polish their …

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Commission grills former Kiboga district land board boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Land Commission has grilled Ferdinand Iga, the former Kiboga District Land Board Chairperson for extending the lease on Singo Block 812 plot 25 in Kyankwanzi District. Iga is said to have granted Andrew Tendo a full lease of 44 years. According …

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THIS WEEK: Bamugemereire attacks judges over land evictions

THIS WEEK: Bamugemereire attacks judges over land evictions Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Catherine Bamugemereire (Pictured), the chairperson of the commission of inquiry into land management has attacked fellow judges for “catalysing rising land distress, grabbing of protected and fragile areas causing landlessness and a state of lawlessness.” Bamugemereire …

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ULC seeking policy direction on Oil Pipeline compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE  INDEPENDENT | Uganda Land Commission-ULC is seeking policy direction to compensate the people affected by the East African crude oil pipeline construction. The 1400 kilometer crude oil pipeline worth US$ 3.55bilion is expected to run from Buseruka Sub County in Hoima district to Tanga port in Tanzania. …

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S.Africa’s Ramaphosa promises to accelerate land reform

Empangeni, South Africa | AFP | President President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday symbolically handed back land to a community of black South Africans who were forcibly removed from it under apartheid and promised to accelerate land reform. “We are making history and celebrating the return of your land today. We are …

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