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1000 get customary land certificates in Adjumani

By Geoffrey Mutegeki

Added 14th July 2019 06:53 PM

The beneficiaries who included First Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali received their certificate on Thursday during celebrations to mark the World Population Day at Paridi Stadium in Adjumani district.

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Residents of Adjumani pose for a picture with their certificates of customary land ownership. Photo by Geoffrey Mutegeki

The beneficiaries who included First Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali received their certificate on Thursday during celebrations to mark the World Population Day at Paridi Stadium in Adjumani district.

ADJUMANI - At least 1,000 people in Adjumani district have been issued with certificates of customary land ownership. The certificates were issued by the Ministry of Lands

The beneficiaries who included First Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali received their certificate on Thursday during celebrations to mark the World Population Day at Paridi Stadium in Adjumani district.

The Vice President, Edward Ssekandi who was representing President Museveni at the event handed over the title to some of the beneficiaries who were present.

 Vice President, Edward Ssekandi handing over the certificates of customary land ownership

“This is a great achievement for you. It confirms ownership of the land,” Ssekandi said.

Unlike other tenures of ownership, customary ownership in most cases is rarely evidenced by certificates of titles.

“With growing land grabbing it was important for our people to get land certificates which is proof that they are the rightful owners. It also gives peace to the owners,” said James Leku, the Adjumani District LCV chairperson.

Customary Land is owned by indigenous communities and administered in accordance with their customs with the Land Act 1998listing individual, family, and common ownership as the types of customary land ownership.

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