The exercise started with the validation of the 1952 geodetic reference frames made up of concrete pillars and proceeded to survey and confirm the boundary points. The exercise is to be conducted in Kyarukara, Rwenjubu, Top Hill, Kiganda and Kyakitale wards all in Katwe sub-county.
The controversy stems from a donation of more than 460 acres of land to Soroti University by Teso College Aloet. Residents in the adjacent village however accused the University of annexing an additional 110 acres to the chunk that was originally donated.
Betty Amongi, the Lands, Housing and Urban Development Minister, said inadequate funding and staffing in the office of the Chief Government Valuer is delaying the operation and implementation of key government projects like the Standard Gauge Railway, Road Constructions and Extension of Electricity.
Ignatius Koomu Kiwanuka the Nakaseke LC 5 Chairman says that as result officials of Buganda Land Board are exploiting the information gap to claim ownership of all district lands and engaging in registration of people on land which doesnt belong to them.
The planned relocation follows a request by the Parliamentary Commission to take over buildings adjacent to parliament in order to ease operations of the legislature which is currently constrained due to limited space.
Christopher Burke, the Communication Coordinator IGN France, said the digitalized land information system will reduce opportunities for multiple land titles. The new system land information system is meant to reduce the time required to check, update and transfer land titles. 380,000 land titles have so far been digitalized.