MPs elevate queries on land titles of project-affected individuals

Legislators on the Committee for Commissions, Statutory, Authority and State Enterprises (COSASE), have tasked Uganda Nationwide Roads Authority (URNA) to expedite processing of land titles belonging to project-affected individuals (PAPs) throughout the nation.

The MPs raised the matter whereas interacting with a group from UNRA led by Eng. Samuel Muhoozi, the Director for Roads and Bridges Growth on Wednesday, 13 March 2024.

The legislators famous that many people whose land was affected by street initiatives haven’t acquired their land titles again from UNRA, which was alleged to portion out the land they utilised for his or her actions.

Hon. Abdallah Kiwanuka (NUP, Mukono County North) famous that many such land titles are piled up within the lands workplace and requested Eng. Muhoozi to make clear on when they are going to be issued again to the house owners.

“What clarification does UNRA have for holding onto these titles? They have to inform us what efforts they’re taking to retrieve these paperwork from the lands workplace,” Kiwanuka stated.

Hon. Geofrey Kayemba (NUP, Bukomansimbi South County) stated that challenge affected individuals in his constituency are fearful about dropping their land.

“This situation of land titles is inflicting commotion and persons are scared that somebody would possibly come up and attempt to take their land. Some street initiatives have been accomplished in 2016 and other people have been totally compensated, however they weren’t given again their land titles,” stated Kayemba.

MPs additionally tasked UNRA to elucidate the explanations for delays in compensation of project-affected individuals.

Eng. Muhoozi attributed the delayed funds of PAPs to restricted funding for the aim.

“Because the time budgets have been lower due the consequences of Covid19, we’ve not acquired a lot of the funding wanted to pay these individuals whose land was affected by street initiatives,” Muhoozi stated.

He, nevertheless, failed to deal with issues raised by MPs on pending land titles even after completion of street initiatives in some components of the nation.

Committee Chairperson, Hon. Medard Sseggona, stated the committee will invite the Commissioner for Land Registration on the Ministry of Lands, Housing and City Growth, to seem alongside UNRA and clarify why the land titles have delayed of their system.

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