South Africa's Deputy Minister of Land reform Hon. Mcebisi Skwatsha together with traditional leaders and experts from the same country on Friday 29th February-2020 visited Buganda Land Board for benchmarking.
The guests were shown the way Buganda Land Board manages Buganda Kingdom Land to help people living on it secure their residential and commercial interests against land grabbers and at the same time preserve it as an asset of the Kingdom.
L-R. Owek.Kyewalabye-Male (MD-BLB) addressing the guests, South Africa's deputy minister of land reform Hon.Mcebisi Skwatsha and Omuk.Bashir Kizito(Head Operation at BLB)
Among the things showed to the minister and those who accompanied him were the fire proof registry where files of people on Kabaka's land who register with Buganda Land Board are securely stored, the LE-Card center where electronic cards which help people living on Kabaka's land to secure their bibanja against possible fraud using the palm vein technology are issued from, the legal chamber which handles legal matters for BLB and its clients, developments on Kabaka's land like Muganzirwazza building, Mirembe villas, Ssentema housing project spear headed by Buganda Land Board.
The guests inside the LE-Card center being taken through the process of LE-Card enrollment.
In his remarks, the Minister expressed gratitude towards Buganda for allowing them to benchmark with its land management agency on the best practices of land management, and vowed to keep in touch with the institution for possible collaboration in the land sector.
The guest inside the BLB registry where client files are securely stored.
On his part, the Managing Director of Buganda Land Board Oweek.Kyewalabye-Male thanked South Africa’s minister for visiting Buganda Land Board and pledged that Buganda Land Board will always be available for collaboration with South Africa and hoped that Buganda Land Board will at one time visit the South African ministry for benchmarking in certain areas especially land management technology.
Hon. Mcebisi Skwatsha (L) also visited Buganda's minister of Lands Owek.Mariam Nkalubo-Mayanja.
Hon. Mcebisi Skwatsha(R) was gifted with a book about Buganda by Owek.Kyewalabye-Male (Buganda's minister of Culture, Palaces, Luganda, Tourism, Security)
The guests being seen off by BLB's MD (L) and BLB's Head Of Operations (C)