By Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa/KMA Updates.
Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of lands has partnerned with Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) and other actors to faclitate Kigezi Sub Region in the 6th Land Awareness Week. (L-R) Josephine Akia, the Country Coordinator for Pelum Uganda Dennis Obbo, the spokesperson for Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development interact during press conference at PELUM Offices on friday. Photo by Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa.
This will happen on the 22-26th day of August 2022 in districts of Kabale, Rubanda, Rukiga Kanungu and Kisoro under the Theme“Promoting Land Rights for Inclusive and Sustainable Development.”
The latter will provide a basis for citizens to get knowledge and information regarding their land rights and management obligations adding to providing legal clinics.
Speaking to press yesterday, Dennis Obbo, the spokesperson for Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development an overwhelming public outcry regarding genuine ownership of land as most of them lack legal assistance which put their living at a risk of eviction.
He says, Lands Ministry for that matter partners with line non state actors to traverse the country gathering pressing issues from communities that help them devise sustaibly possible solutions for the aggrieved.
He added, the campaign will also zero on senstizing the Batwa community on knowing their entitled rights on land as well helping them in legal matters as special interest group that has been for long been oppressed.
Josephine Akia, the Country Coordinator for Pelum Uganda, informed that in partnership with Lands Ministry of they are looking at performing different activities like community sensitizations & dialogues on land rights, land laws & environmental conservation, mobile legal clinics, district & national level planning meetings,radio talk shows on topical issues, music exhibition, TV live debate, tree planting, media engagements, petition by special interest groups and climax ceremony by minister.