The minister of Lands and Urban Development Judith Nabakooba has lauded Buganda Land Board for its proper land management systems that have greatly improved security of tenure for tenants on Buganda kingdom land.
In a speech read by Aisha Kabira at the launch of a three-day land awareness week by BLB and FIDA Uganda in Luweero district, Nabakooba said BLB, as landlords, have done a great job to secure people’s tenancy through issuance of certificates of occupancy and leaseholds to people on Buganda kingdom land. She further said that unlike some landlords that hide from tenants and refuse to collect Busuulu, BLB has actively mobilized people to pay their nominal ground rent known as Busuulu.
She therefore called on all bibanja holders to meet their obligations on land which includes finding out who their landlord is and paying annual busuulu. She also thanked Buganda kingdom for its cordial relationship with the ministry of lands through regular sensitization drives.
The event was graced by officials from Uganda Land Commission, Luweero district local government, Kabaka’s chiefs and residents. Fida and BLB are in Luweero to sensitise masses about their obligations, ‘under the theme ‘Championing Security of Tenure for Vulnerable Groups.”