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Nobert Mao Calls For Land Law Amendments

In a recent development the Minister for Justice and constitutional affairs ,Nobert Mao has voiced his support for the amendment of land laws.

Mao made this remarks while presiding over the eight Global Surveyors Day celebrations and 33rd annual general meeting conference held in Entebbe aimed at reflecting on their performance and project for future prospectus.

He  highlighted several areas that require attention and reform to ensure a fair and efficient land management system.

Furthermore, Nobert Mao emphasized the need to streamline land acquisition processes, particularly for large-scale infrastructure and development projects.

He acknowledged that the current regulations may be cumbersome and time-consuming, impeding progress in crucial sectors.

The proposed amendments aim to strike a balance between facilitating development initiatives and safeguarding the rights of affected communities.

Government still facing challenges to improve land governance

The minister called for more support in reviewing legal framework to amend laws that are outdated to catch up with the new trends especially on land matters.

“Government still has a challenge in improving land governance and administration in Uganda that needs to be harmonized in land tenure system, every land must have boundaries, we must value properties among others to ensure land issues are put to end,” Mao emphasized

The president of Institution of Surveyors of Uganda, Aloysious Gonza said the number of successes registered by the institution in the last years which include; registration of all surveyors and fighting quacker surveyors have greatly contributed to its Progress.

The Minister’s call for amendments in the land law reflects the government’s commitment to addressing key challenges in land governance and management.

The proposed changes aim to enhance land tenure security, streamline land acquisition processes, promote responsible land use, and rectify historical injustices.

If implemented effectively, these amendments have the potential to create a more equitable and sustainable land management system that benefits both individuals and communities, while driving economic development in the country.

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