The new Uganda Land Commission chairperson Beatrice Byenkya Nyakaisiki has termed Government as a bad land owner who has failed to survey and title its land.
Beatrice Byenkya appears before Parliament appointments committee
The new Uganda Land Commission chairperson Beatrice Byenkya
Nyakaisiki has said that the government has failed to survey and title its
Byenkya was on Monday speaking to journalists after appearing
before the Parliamentary appointments committee chaired by the Speaker Rebecca
Kadaga which was vetting her appointment as the new chairperson of the Uganda
Land Commission (ULC).
Byenkya the former Woman MP Hoima district in the 7th Parliament was
appointed on April ULC chairperson. She replaces Baguma Isoke.
Byenkya said that about 90 percent of Government land is not
surveyed. She says government should plan for massive survey exercise to avoid its land being taken or encroached on.
According to Byenkya, although government has been advising people
to fence off, survey their land and get titles, government has failed to
act by example resulting into conflicts between the government and other land owners.
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Byenkya also says that once she assumes office, she will deal with the
huge backlog of compensation cases.
She also pledged to ensure that the commission staff get pay
rise to minimize cases of corruption while executing their work.
Other members of the commission who were vetted include former
Iganga LCV Chairperson Asuman Kyafu, former Gulu University Vice-Chancellor
Prof Jack Nyeko Pen-Mogi, former Kabale Town Clerk Rukiika Bujara and Stella