President Yoweri Museveni said some people tend to hike land prices when the government shows interest in acquiring it.
LAND AMENDMENT | GULU
Land owners have been asked to be fair when asking for government compensation for their property.
President Museveni, while speaking at a local radio station in Gulu district last evening, said some people tend to hike land prices when the government shows interest in acquiring it.
Museveni said attitudes delay development in the country.
He also warned politicians who are against the land amendment Bill, saying they are inciting citizens against development.
Museveni said land prices are well-knowm all over the country and that there is no way a person can be cheated during compensation.
He said the Government pays more money for a piece of land per acre, compared to other buyers.
Lands minister Betty Amongi said the rate used by government for compensation is determined by the chief government valuer, basing on the market price of land.
Amongi said the Government pays land owners 30% additional allowance for three months and will also pay relocation fees.