At the centre of the growing controversy is the municipality Mayor Godfrey Kayemba, who prefers to extend into the urban areas that fall under Lwengo and Kalungu districts, a proposal that Masaka LCV Chairperson Jude Mbabali is against.
On Friday, the United States Government announced visa and economic sanctions against Kale Kayihura. The announcement was made in a statement issued by the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
The Ministry started the upgrade at all its MZOs in 2015 and has covered all areas except for Mukono, Wakiso and Kampala that are yet to be upgraded. The old software is known as NLIS version 1.12.1 while the upgraded software is 5.12.1.
Kabanda says the Ministry is reviewing regulations looking at Land laws including Land Commission Act, Surveyors Act and Physical Planning Act among others. Lands Regulations were last reviewed in 2004.
The funds are meant to be used by the district local government to finance improved and sustained local government participatory planning and budgeting, improve capacity of local government to carry out audits, generate local revenue, enhance monitoring and evaluation frame works for decision making and general institutional strengthening of the district local government.