The Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development Judith Nabakooba has warned absentee land lords against the eviction of bonafide land occupants in Kagadi District.
Nabakooba made the call while presiding over the women’s day celebrations in Kagadi District at Mabaale playground in Mabaale Town council Kagadi district under the theme “Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality”.
Minister Nabakooba says the government has established the systematic land demarcation and has compensated all absentee land lords and to her dismay illegal evictions have continued for selfish interests.
Janepher Kyomuhendo Mbabazi, the Kagadi Woman Member of Parliament said they have been making several attempts to end the eviction threats in Kagadi but action is moving slowly and tasked the minister of lands to expedite the process so that the people can work for prosperity without fear of being evicted.
Benjamin Tumusiime, the Kagadi district Deputy RDC reported to the minister that his office has 4 court orders asking them to evict people.
He asked the minister to swiftly intervene and save the people who are at the verge of losing their land.
However, Minister Nabakooba asked the office of the RDC not to implement the land eviction court orders saying that the president has put a ban on evictions and that no one should be evicted from their land.
Florence Kugonza, the chairperson Women Council Kagadi district said they have been facing several challenges in mobilizing the women due to lack of transport means and asked the government to think on facilitating the women councils so that they can effectively serve the nation.
Dr. Mwalimu Musheshe, the Vice Chancellor African Rural University said women have reasons to celebrate the day because they have come from far and this has been spearheaded by the NRM government.
Dr. Musheshe said the past was negative on women unlike the present.
A total of 1600 land titles will be handed over to the locals in Kagadi District in the May 2023.