Lands Minister Nabakooba Warns Landlords Against Grabbing Governemt Unoccupied Land, Directs On Contested Land In Mityana. Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba has advised landlords against snatching up government-owned vacant land and selling it to gullible citizens.
The Minister also detailed the Land Fund’s role in the government’s efforts to protect the land rights of thousands of Ugandans. According to Nabakooba, the Land Fund aims to ensure the security of tenure, and it has allowed the government to grant land titles to numerous individuals around the nation.
She added that landlords shouldn’t utilise the cash to defraud the government since “government buys land for people and those who are selling land to the government should be legitimate with clear documentation.”
The fund is a multipurpose resource envelope designed to assist specific beneficiaries, such as tenants looking to purchase or own property, governments looking to purchase land for the purpose of redistributing it to lawful inhabitants, or landless individuals being resettled, among others.
The minister travelled to the Mityana District communities of Kalungu-Bala, Banda Town Council, and Butayunja Town Council, where locals had lodged many land-related grievances.
The LC1 Chairman described to her how he was summoned to the mayor’s office to sign and stamp a document he didn’t understand during their initial meeting at Kalungu-Banda. Because they weren’t participating in the process, I declined. People are living in fear since surveyors have visited this area frequently, he claimed.
The property in dispute has a total area of about 348 acres and is located in Busujju Block 129 plots 14, 15, and 43 at Banda Town Council. The property is listed on three mailo land titles under Abesiima Leticia’s name.
Nabakooba commanded that the situation should be settled in an open and fair way.
“Open lines of communication with the landlord. Within two weeks, I need a report on this matter. The land titles of those who purchased the area where they are residing should be provided.
The area where the property is disputed is known as Busujju Block 80 plots 40 and 45 lands in Butayunja. More than 600 households reside there, and Lubinga Semin is listed as the owner on the titles.
The RDC informed the residents about the exercise in addition to granting Semindi permission to carry out a boundary opening exercise in order to divide the land among the beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries allegedly did the opposite and divided the land against the inhabitants’ wishes, deciding without consultation what portions should be handed to them. As a result, the residents petitioned the minister.
“With immediate effect, all activity on this property must cease while we double-check the documents related to the land’s title. As the locals applauded, Nabakooba gave the order: “The status quo should be maintained and a commissioner’s caveat should be placed on this land immediately.
She allowed the investigation two months to gather information and warned Mr. Muwanguzi against forcibly surveying people’s land.