Museveni asks landlords to get busuulu at sub-counties

On duty. Justice Catherine Bamugemeriere (in a dotted blouse) meets a kibanja holder in Mpererwe, Kampala last month, who was being evicted after paying busuulu for more than 58 years. Photo by Rachel Mabala

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  • Underlining the need to protect bibanja holders from evictions, the President added: “It is true that we now have the forests to feed the plywood industry but our people here can engage in fruit farming alongside the livestock keeping. I see no sense in the argument that the landlords want the bibanja holders to buy the land on which they are already settled. This is just a scapegoat and not within the stipulated land laws.”

KAMPALA. President Museveni yesterday tasked MPs to expedite amendment to land act and demanded that a new clause be introduced to allow bibanja owners to deposit nominal ground rates (busuulu) at the sub-counties.

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