today's Pick
Government unveils land policy
Publish Date: Feb 09, 2014
Government unveils land policy
Lands and housing minister Daudi Migereko
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision reporter

The Government has unveiled a new land policy aimed at empowering women and children to end the increasing land conflicts which have hit the country in the last two decades.


Lands and housing minister Daudi Migereko said the Government had started implementing the policy, which would be launched by President Yoweri Museveni in the first week of March.

He noted that the Government intended to help women and children who inherit land to acquire titles to protect them from relatives who would grab it.

“If we use the policy well and sensitise the public about it, land wrangles will become history,” Migereko said.

He made the remarks on Friday while meeting Hilary Pennington, the vice-president of the Ford Foundation, at the ministry’s headquarters in Kampala.

The US-based foundation has been crucial in funding land management projects.

Migereko disclosed that the policy would address the historical land injustices meted out on the people of Uganda.

The policy also intends to give more land rights to small-scale farmers to help them go commercial.

Pennington described the new policy as a model and urged other African countries to emulate Uganda. She said her foundation would finance its implementation.

The policy was drafted by the Government in conjunction with civil society.

Migereko noted that implementing the policy would be easy, owing to the consultations between the Government and civil society.


 
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
‘Women smokers risk infertility and premature births’
The rise in the number of women smokers is undermining efforts to improve maternal and child health, experts have noted....
Zoo lets the brave tickle a lion
Dare ya, double dare ya, to tickle a lion''s belly. Or touch his menacing claws....
Burkina Faso leader defiant after violent day
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore on Thursday refused to give up power but called off a state of emergency imposed after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule that saw parliament set ablaze....
Otafiire to media: Stop harassing Mbabazi
Justice minister Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire says the press should stop what he termed as “harassing” former prime minister Amama Mbabazi....
Burkina parliament set ablaze in protests over president
Angry demonstrators went on the rampage in Burkina Faso on Thursday, setting parliament ablaze in a surge of violence that forced the government to scrap a vote on controversial plans to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule....
Graca Machel wants woman to succeed Museveni
Uganda should have a female president when President Yoweri Museveni retires, South African former first lady has said....
Should the absence of bride price prevent couples from wedding?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter