Buganda tells off government over Mailo land move

Speaking out. Buganda Kingdom premier Charles Peter Mayiga. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • Article 237(1) of the 1995 Constitution as amended, provides that Land in Uganda belongs to the citizens of Uganda and shall vest in them in accordance with the land tenure systems provided for in this Constitution.
  • In the run up to the appointment of the probe, Lands minister Betty Amongi, in 2016, described the Mailo land tenure as an unfair way of land acquisition introduced by the 1900 pact between the British colonial government and Buganda Kingdom.

KAMPALA. Buganda Kingdom administration yesterday warned government that any attempt to scrap the Mailo land tenure system would be met with outright resistance.
The kingdom premier, Mr Charles Peter Mayiga, was reacting to one of the proposals by the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire-led Commission of Inquiry into land matters, suggesting the abolition of Mailo land tenure system in the country.

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