The process of applying for land titles in Masindi has stalled due to lack of a land board.
Hundreds of applications for land titles have not been processed for the last six months.
Officials from the district lands office, say the backlog of applications has increased threefold since the creation of Masindi municipality.
Masindi district has for the last six months been without a land board after its term of operations expired in 2009.
Many landlords in Masindi town are rushing to have documents of their land, which has fast appreciated since Masindi became a municipality.
Kasangaki Misaaki, a resident of Pakanyi, says he started processing his land title in January this year and has not moved a step ahead. His documents are stuck at the sub-county level.
Byenkya James from Miirya village says since March this year, he has spent lots of money following up his application, in vain.
Aggrey-Freddie Ngobi, the Masindi Chief Administrative Officer says the district council passed a resolution Okaying the new board members, but the minister of lands has not yet approved.
Omara Atubo, the lands minister could not be reached for a comment. His phones were switched off.
The district council re-instasted Jos Wamara, the former Masindi LCV chairman as the board's chairperson.
Asked whether the backlog of applications will be effectively handled, Ngobi says the board, if approved will have to work tirelessly, because there are many more fresh applications coming in.