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Diaspora’s concerns over the delayed arbitration processes

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Added 17th June 2019 01:04 PM

Some Diasporians are contemplating whether to continue remitting monies home or not considering their nasty experiences in the unending land disputes they have been involved in.

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Some Diasporians are contemplating whether to continue remitting monies home or not considering their nasty experiences in the unending land disputes they have been involved in.

OPINION
 
By Florence Kiremerwa 
 
 
The Ugandan Diaspora who have lived abroad for years contribute immensely towards our social and economic growth and development of the country and people at large through their remittances.
 
Even though their contribution has been acknowledged for supporting the economy, many times their concerns on delayed arbiter and seek for justice over their land disputes that have been registered with the various authorities to-date haven’t been concluded to their finality.
 
A case in point is where land disputes from the Diasporians to courts of law and in other circumstances to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into land matters led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire while on a mission to London UK in November 2018, up to now hasn’t yielded results nor justice over their grievances.
 
The failure on relevant authorities in concluding pending land disputes and registered grievances has created apathy among the Diasporians. This could lead to them withholding their monthly remittances, which shall impact on our economy and development agenda.
 
Some Diasporians are contemplating whether to continue remitting monies home or not considering their nasty experiences in the unending land disputes they have been involved in.
 
The Diasporians lose time whenever they follow-up or while attending court proceedings, where their land disputes are being arbitrated all in vain.
 
The numerous cases’ over land disputes involving the Diasporians reported to the respective authorities have proved indefinite. Such inconclusive judicial matters continue to generate a lot of disrespect and mistrust of the judicial system in solving the land disputes, especially from those Ugandans in the Diaspora.
 
In instances such as in the case of the Bamugemereire Commissions’ arbitrations, an initiative by the President, the Diasporians’ and other Ugandans undoubtedly are sensational over rulings from such interventions to be considered final, though the decisions are referred to other institutions of the judiciary for onward arbitration. This may cause relapses among the Diasporians, who may stop remittances, as well as, fail to encourage their colleagues; associates who may wish to invest here.
 
The practice of following up any arbitration on land disputes from the Diasporians, who may have either acquired or inherited from their ancestors, and the trouble they encounter to get justice, is very tedious and discouraging.
 
The responsible authorities hence need to be empowered such that they can conclude any arbitration over their grievances. It would be their dream to have Her Lordship Bamugemereire choose one country every year and take services nearer to the Diaspora for a month or put a land issue co-ordinator at the busy Embassies/High Commission e.g. London UK; Washington DC USA.      
 
The writer is the Special Presidential Assistant on Diaspora Issues in the Office of the President
 
                                  
 
 
 
 
 
 

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