We’re cancelling fake land titles-Lands minister

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Minister Amongi speaking at an earlier event

The Cabinet Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Betty Amongi, says government is committed to solving land disputes and ensuring the right land titles are given out.

Amongi was Friday giving the government’s stand on land issues while addressing a gathering at Protea hotel in Kololo.

She said government has identified challenges with the survey of land because the rights belong to the private committee.

“We need to come up with a transparent survey system because how land is vetted and inspected is important. We have dealt with fraudulent land titles and cancelled many fake land titles.”

She added: “We see a lot of secrecy that we would like to understand in regard to land issues in the Northern region. We have tried to seek our roles as leaders in the region however there is violence that stems from there.”

Stephen Buryahika, the LC3 chairman, Kabwoya Sub County talked about evictions and land grabbing in Hoima district.

“We are going to have confusion once we do not have inclusion of community members in land matters,” he said.

According to Buryahika, land grabbers are well accommodated with all community governing sectors such as the security, community leaders.

“People in Hoima have never been compensated for their land taken by government.”