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Makerere don advises govt on land tension

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th October 2009 03:00 AM

A senior political analyst and lecturer at Makerere University has advised the Government to handle land matters with caution so as to avoid causing tension.

A senior political analyst and lecturer at Makerere University has advised the Government to handle land matters with caution so as to avoid causing tension.

A senior political analyst and lecturer at Makerere University has advised the Government to handle land matters with caution so as to avoid causing tension.

Aaron Mukwaya said the speed at which the Government was pushing for land reforms had made the public suspicious of its intentions.

He was on Wednesday presenting a paper during a discourse organised by the Uganda Land Alliance at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. He blamed the colonialists for creating land problems in Uganda, which are still plaguing the nation.

Mukwaya said the Government had mismanaged the issue of land because the land never belonged to it initially. He said even the land boards had failed to manage land issues because their members are not land owners but politicians.

Mukwaya attributed the recent stand off between the Government and Buganda Kingdom on land issues that were left behind by the colonialists.

“If the colonialists had given the land back to the Kabaka, there would be no conflicts today.” Mukwaya explained.

“How do you grab land, divide it and then you start dictating terms of how to give back to the owner what belongs to him,” Mukwaya asked.

Makerere don advises govt on land tension

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