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Districts submit lists of land for investors

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th July 2006 03:00 AM

SEVERAL districts have submitted lists of land for leasing or selling to investors to the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), the authority’s executive director has said.

By David Muwanga

SEVERAL districts have submitted lists of land for leasing or selling to investors to the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), the authority’s executive director has said.

“Those that have not submitted should do so. Also, investors who want land in districts can approach the authority’s focal point officers for assistance,” Dr. Maggie Kigozi said.

Kigozi said Jinja district had shown six square kilometres and has an industrial park that is underutilised.

“It is occupied by few companies and residential houses. We have asked the district authorities to prepare the infrastructure and identify the land owners so that it can be serviced for the investors to use it,” she said in an interview this week.

“Gulu Estates Development Agency has written to us about available land measuring 100mx50m with a railway sideline at Pece 2.5km away from the town. There is a 60mx30m land at Layibi. The district has flat land, which is suitable for mechanised farming,” Kigozi said.

She said when UIA recently advertised for land owners to submit copies of land titles, many submitted them.

Kigozi said, “We have also applied to the Government to start allocating UIA with a land fund to enable us buy land, acquire land titles, open boundaries, survey and get “clean” land titles and then lease the land to investors.”

Districts submit lists of land for investors

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