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Nakaseke Bibanja Holders to Get Land Titles

The beneficiaries of the land titles are tenants from three villages which include Kirema, Kibubu and Kitoto all in Semuto Sub County.The titles are for land measuring two square miles, which was owned by one Namunkekera, who sold his interests to the government.

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Over 300 Bibanja holders in Nakaseke district are to recieve mailo land titles.

The beneficiaries are tenants from three villages which include Kirema, Kibubu and Kitoto all in Semuto Sub County. The titles are for land measuring two square miles, which was owned by one Namunkekera, who later sold his interests to the government.

The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Betty Amongi says that Bibanja holders will receive the land titles on Saturday at a function that will presided over by President Museveni.

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The land was procured using funds from the Land Fund. The land fund came into existence in 2002 after government decided to compensate landowners in Kibaale district. Since then 102.7 Billion Shillings has been used to procure 80 hectares of land.

Amongi explains that all the people who will get titles in Nakaseke will be safe from future land evictions. 

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After Nakaseke, Among said that the Mailo land title empowerment project will be extended to Mubende, Kayunga, Mityana and Nakasongola districts.

Buganda Kingdom is carrying out a similar exercise where tenants are urged to register their interests and get a land title.

Amongi says that they are in talks with Buganda Kingdom so that both programs do not interfere with each other.

“Buganda is running the kyapa mungalo campaign. This program is similar with government's. So, we are in talks with the Buganda government to make sure that both programs do not interfere with each other.”

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