The Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development under the USMID –AF project secured additional funding from the World Bank to, among other key priority activities, enhance land tenure security through Systematic Land Adjudication and Certification (SLAAC) in the Refugee Host Districts (RHDs) of Moyo, Adjumani, Yumbe, Arua, Kiryandongo, Isingiro , Kamwenge and Lamwo.
Among the key activities under this program objective is mobilization, hold consultations and sensitization of communities, Undertaking Physical Planning, mapping, adjudication, demarcation of parcels and certification. In Kamwenge District, Kaberebere Parish in Nkoma Sub-county was selected under the USMID-AF program, through the RAPPA process. Under SLAAC all land in the selected parish will be demarcated, mapped and titles issued.
The SLAAC process implies a methodical and orderly sequence in which all parcels within a selected area are brought on to the register for the first time. The SLAAC exercise involves the following activities;
- Mobilization and sensitization for the target communities
- Undertaking physical planning
- Establishing and authoritavely ascertaining the existing land rights, limitations, rights holders and rights of other interested parties
- Mediation and reconciliation of parties with disputes over land matters
- Confirmation and advising rights holders to mark their parcel boundaries
- Measurement of the dimension of land and producing index maps
REFUGEE HOST DISTRICT UNDER IMPLEMENTATION
The Minister of State Lands, Hon. Sam Mayanja, and Hon. Frank Tumwebaze officiated the handover of 60 titles in Kamwenge. Hon. Sam Mayanja appreciated the work done by the Government of Uganda through the USMID-AF program of the Ministry of Lands. He applauded the conception of a Project to address the challenges faced by the Municipalities as the infrastructure in most Municipalities was dilapidated and in urgent need of repair. He further appreciated the Refugee component in the Program that was geared towards enhancing service delivery in these Refugee Host Districts (RHDs) through improved infrastructure in these Refugee Districts.
“Today We are Indeed proud that the face of our Municipalities, some of which are now cities, has dramatically changed and everyone is proud of this development” – Hon Sam Mayanja | State Minister for Lands, MLHUD.