Mailo land titles remain dead,  even under 1995 Constitution

Prince Ronald Muwenda Mutebi (right) is crowned Kabaka in 1993, about 27 years after kingdoms were banned. The Traditional Rulers Statute, 1993 was intended to restore to the traditional ruler assets and properties previously confiscated by the State. PHOTO / FILE

What you need to know:

  • After the restoration of mailo as a land tenure system by the 1995 Constitution there is no legal provision in existence intended to breathe life into the mailo land titles which was extinguished by the 1967 Constitution,  retired judge Moses Mukiibi writes

Clause 9 of the Uganda Agreement of 1900 provided as follows: “In each county an estate, not exceeding an area of 8 square miles, shall be attributed to the chieftainship of a county, and its usufruct shall be enjoyed by the person occupying, for the time being, the position of chief of the county.”


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