President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni through the Special Presidential Advisor on Political Affairs also head Office of the National Chairman (ONC) Hajjat Namyalo Hadijah Uzeiye has handed over 800 land titles to the people of Kayunga District.
The handover ceremony that took place on Thursday April, 27 at Nkokonjeru Village, Kitimbwa Sub-county, Kayunga District was graced by both Religious and Political leaders who included the Minister of State for Lands, Housing and Urban Development (LANDS) – Hon. Sam Mayanja, area Member of Parliament Hon. Charles Tebandeke (NUP), the NRM district Chairperson Mr Kaliisa Karangwa and Andrew Muwonge, the District LCV Chairperson.
According to Uzeiye, the handover of these land titles was a fulfillment of a pledge made by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni earlier to the people of Kayunga who were being threatened with eviction by purported landlords and hence had no security of tenure on their land.
While handing over land titles, Hajjat Uzeiye commended President Museveni for always seeking to empower his people. She urged leaders to guard against land grabbers and cheap politicking on matters of national interest.
“I just presided over a truly historic event, handing over 800 land titles to residents of Nkokonjeru, Kitimbwa Sub county in Kayunga District as pledged by our National Chairman, H.E President Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa Akiiki. I commend him for always seeking to empower people,” she said.
“The beneficiaries of these titles have received a lifetime asset. Our mighty Chairman continues to be an advocate of self empowerment as a true leaders is. We should, however, guard against land grabbers and cheap politicking on matters of national interest,” Uzeiye added.
Namyalo urged the beneficiaries not to surrender their tittles to money lenders saying that they have treat the ownership of these their land as an important good.
“Use your land to cultivate food for your home consumption, don’t sell the land please, HE the president issued these titles freely for you to settle without any confrontation so you have also to think about him in the coming elections” cheerful Namyalo said.
Uzeiye further thanked Hon Charles Tebandeke (NUP), Lands Minister Hon Sam Mayanja, Kayunga District NRM Chairman Mr. Kariisa Karangwa and LCV Chairperson, Mr. Andrew Muwonge, for being part of this special moment.
The President visited the area in 2018 after residents complained through their Former MP Nsamba Kumaama and other leaders that some rich people wanted to evict them from their land where they had stayed for years.
The incident took place in Kayonza and Kitimbwa Sub-Counties, after he listened to the complainants he promised that the Government was to buy the said land for them and ordered the Ministry of Lands to start the process of issuing land titles to all residents so that each can get ownership of his/her land.
State Minister for Lands Sam Mayanja sensitized the masses about the land laws and Acts, saying that, it is the district land boards which always bring confusion by issuing out public land to individuals and promised to do something about the problem.
The former MPs for Bbaale County constituency Hon Nsamba Kumaama, Sulaiman Kyebakoze Madada, LC 5 Chairman Andrew Muwonge, NRM boss Kayunga District Kariisa Karangwa and others attended the function.
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