Government risks losing more land in the districts unless it is titled, Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) have warned.
The CAOs issued the warning while meeting members of the Local Government Accounts Committee (LGAC) at Parliament this afternoon.
They noted that for years, individuals and organizations continue to encroach on government land due to lack of titles to claim its ownership.
Dunstan Balaba, the chairman of the Association of Chief Administrative Officer, notes that local governments have failed to survey the land due to insufficient funding, which has exposed institutions like schools and health centers susceptible to land grabbers.
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George William Omuge, the Dokolo district CAO says attempts by local governments to evict encroachers are hampered by lack of enforcement mechanisms.
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The Auditor General, John Muwanga asked government to allocate resources to survey and title its land.
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Reagan Okumu, the Committee chairman says land has been a critical issue in the districts, adding that the committee will take up the matter.