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Landlords warned against misusing the land fund

By Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Lands minister Judith Nabakooba has cautioned landlords who intend to rip off government under the Land Fund programme by selling it land that has no sitting tenants.

Ms Nabakooba explained that under the Land Fund, government is giving out land titles to different tenants as a way of ensuring their security of tenure.

The minister made the call while meeting warring groups over land wrangles in Mityana District. Her visit to the area was prompted by complaints from residents of Kalungu-Bala in Banda Town Council and Butayunja Town Council, all in Mityana District.

One of the area leaders told the minister how he was lured into signing on a land document by a landlord who plans to sell the land to government.

The land in contention is Block 129, plots 14, 15 and 43 at Busujju in Banda Town Council comprising about 348 acres. The land sits on three mailo land titles.

Ms Nabakooba urged landlords who intend to sell their land to follow a transparent process where all stakeholders are involved. She also opened an investigation into the matter, saying part of the land the landlord wants to sell to the government has no occupants. She asked the investigating committee to come up with a final report in two weeks.