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The land amendment Bill is dead - Nadduli

By Hudson Apunyo

Added 30th September 2017 03:20 PM

Nadduli said he does not support the amendment because land is the wealth of the people.

The land amendment Bill is dead - Nadduli

Nadduli said he does not support the amendment because land is the wealth of the people.

LAND | CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

Minister without portfolio in charge of mobilisation Al Hajji Abdu Nadduli, has said the land amendment Bill is already dead.

Nadduli told reporters after concluding a youth mobilisation workshop in Lira that he does not support the amendment because land is the wealth of the people.

"That one died long ago. Are you looking for the living among the dead," Nadduli said.

He said he himself has his five square miles of land, which he cannot spare it.

The bill was recently tabled before a committee of Parliament, but MPs rejected it and advised for the  establishment of a lands tribunal to deal with land disputes and related matters which may affect government projects.

The Bill seeks to amend Article 26 of the Constitution for compulsory acquisition of private land by the Government before compensation for government projects.

When asked about his position on the removal of the controversial presidential age limit, Nadduli said he supports it.

He said the matter is being copied from other countries like America. "We are not exilers (sic) in our country. That was copied from America, are you an American?" he said.

On youth unemployment, the minister said government cannot get jobs for all the youth who are graduating every year from the different institutions.

Commenting on the Operation Wealth Creation, Nadduli said there is need to give the right enterprise to the right region.

He said there is plenty of oranges and mangos in Lango and blamed the people for not being aggressive in looking for markets for their produce.

He was speaking at a mobilisation workshop for youth from Lango sub-region.

The youth were taken through the performance of the youth livelihood programme in Lango and the impact so far.

 

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