The computerization of the Land registry was funded by The World Bank to the tune of over USD 23 million with hope that it would ease the titling of property, registration of land or generally improve land administration. The system was initially piloted in a few districts and it has since been rolled out to the ministerial lands zonal offices.
Ngobi, the former chairperson of Jinja district is accused of receiving a five million Shillings bribe to influence a transaction in which twenty acres of land preserved for National Fisheries Research Institute was given out to Favourite Enterprises Ltd.
The Justice Bamugemereire commission today grilled Wakiso District Staff Surveyor Dr Joseph Kizito Batwe over a controversial survey which nearly had tenants lose their land to a city tycoon. The land in question involves Gaster Lule, the Managing Director of Ntake Bakery, tenants and land owners on a block located in Burongo Kitikko, Kyandondo in Wakiso.
Richard Masereje, the president of the Institute of Surveyors of Uganda told the Commission that the cost of surveying could be much lower if corruption at the District and National Surveys departments was eliminated.