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Land Commission of Inquiry Concludes Public Hearings

The Land Commission of Inquiry into land matters has formally ended its inquiry into land matters in the country, nearly 30 months of extensive works.
Chairperson of the Land Commission of Inquiry Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire During One of the Many Public Hearings Held At the National Records and Archive Center in Kampala
 

The Land Commission of Inquiry into land matters has formally concluded its inquiry into land matters in the country, nearly 30 months since it started work.

Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, the chairperson of the Land Commission of Inquiry said the Commission of inquiry investigated 7,767 cases saving government about One Trillion shillings which could have been lost in compensating claimants on government land.

She also said 160 titles acquired fraudulently were canceled.

Addressing the Press at the end of the final public hearing this afternoon, Lady Justice  Bamugemereire said the land question in Uganda remains unanswered even after many months of work. 

“The Commission of Inquiry was able to complete tasks which the judicial system couldn’t ordinarily perform including getting the judge to investigate the case against itself,” she stated.

She said the Commission of Inquiry recommends the adoption of the traditional methods of dispute resolutions involving mediations. 

On evictions, Lady Justice Bamugemereire said Court has adopted a new eviction and practice guideline issued by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe. 

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