"The office is open for you, for service delivery or any questions or advice you might need on any processes."
LAND | DIASPORA
The Ugandan lands ministry has held an awarenees workshop on land matters in the US capital Washington DC.
It did so in collaboration with the president's office in charge of diaspora affairs and Uganda's embassy in DC.
Ambassador Mulla Katende and special presidential assistant on diaspora issues Florence Kiremerwa graced the workshop that took place at Bethesda Marriott Hotel in Maryland.
Technical officers from the lands ministry headed by Richard Oput, the director of land management, also attended.
The workshop was aimed at bringing services closer to Ugandans living in the US.
Ambassador Katende thanked President Yoweri Museveni for the initiative of bringing services to the diaspora. He also thanked the lands ministry and Kiremerwa for their efforts towards raising awareness on land issues to diasporians.
On her part, Kiremerwa urged the Ugandans in the diaspora to use her office, which she underlined was created by Museveni to serve them.
"The office is open for you, for service delivery or any questions or advice you might need on any processes. Please do not let scammers grab you before you inquire with my office," she said.
Oput sensitised the diasporians on the establishment of 21 fully-equipped ministry zonal offices in various places of the country to deliver services related to land, physical planning, housing and urban development.
The implemation of land information system was meant to computerise and digitise land information to ease land transactions and storage of land information.
Resident Justin Kibalama requested the ministry to create a diaspora desk to ease the service delivery.