April 13, 2024

Government distributes over 2,300 land titles to Kakumiro, Kagadi residents under systematic land demarcation

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KAKUMIRO

The government has distributed over 2,300 land titles to residents of Kakumiro and Kagadi districts under the systematic land demarcation programme.

The NRM government introduced systematic land demarcation through the Uganda Land commission to redress historical injustices that were created by the colonial administration in the country.

The districts of Kakumiro, Kibaale and Kagadi were the most affected and have the greatest number of absentee landlords.

While distributing the land titles at Nkooko town council grounds the minister for lands, housing and urban development Judith Nabakooba says that president Yoweri Museveni commissioned the distribution of land titles on 26th of January 2023 and this is a continuation of the process.

Nabakooba says that the land fund is being used to address the injustices created by the colonial administration by giving the occupants land titles to reduce land conflicts.

Nabakooba says that the government has so far purchased at least 523 square miles of land and the process of systematic demarcation is underway so that the occupants can be given security of tenure.

Presiding over the distribution of land titles the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja asked the beneficiaries to value the titles and should not misuse them by being duped by money lenders.

 During the belated Kakumiro district women’s day celebrations the 3rd deputy prime minister Rukia Nakadaama expressed concern that domestic violence  is failing the implementation of government programmes and appealed to all leaders to fight the vice.

Faridah Kibowa, the chairperson of women council in the country, says that domestic violence is the leading obstacle in fighting poverty at household level.

The Prime Minister asked women in leadership positions to serve the people and appealed to women to embrace government programmes aimed at improving their household incomes.

The belated women’s day celebrations began with a holy sacrifice of mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Francis Banura who says that the bible teachings also encourage empowerment of women as the theme emphasizes on Innovations and technology for gender equality.

The celebrations were characterized by a parade mounted by the UPDF, Police, women and students.

Later in the day artists like Jose Chameleon, Eddy Kenzo and others entertained thousands of people who turned up.

The function was attended by the former Vice President H.E Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Fred Byamukama, minister of state for transport, dozens of members of Parliament, civil society representatives and other leaders.

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