By Ricks Kayizzi
AKRIGHT Projects, a real estate developer, has handed over 51 land titles and houses to clients.
Anatoli Kamugisha, the managing director, explained that the moved showed their readiness to serve clients despite challenges.
â€œThis is a new year present for customers who have supported us. We also want to consolidate our achievements in the housing sector,â€ he said during a function at the Akright Namanve II Estate on Jinja Road.
He said 17 of the 51 clients, who received titles, are Ugandans living and working abroad.
â€œThe existent financial and bureaucracy challenges have put us in bad light with our clients in the diaspora.
â€œWe are striving to change this image by delivering on time,â€ Kamugisha said.
Christine Matama, a Ugandan living in Minneapolis in the US, who had earlier accused Akright of delaying to construct her house, also received her title.
Matama, however, accused the media of trying to create a rift between her and Akright, â€œa firm which has enabled me acquire my dream home in Uganda.â€
Kamugisha, who said they would hand over another batch of 71 titles and houses to clients in April, explained that Matama preferred to erect a boundary wall around her house, which blocked the access road, putting her in conflict with neighbours.
He attributed the problems they are faced with to the lands ministry, which he said delays the processing of land titles, Kampala City Councilâ€™s distorted urbanisation policies and bad housing culture by Ugandans.
Kamugisha disclosed that several Ugandans prefer living in slums than well-planned settlements.