LC1 Chairpersons Warned Against Charging Fees on Land Transactions

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The minister said it is illegal for LC 1 chairpersons to ask for a 10 per cent fee from land transactions and promised that government will apprehend anyone found engaging in the act

Newly elected LC1 Chairpersons have been warned against administering a  charge of 10% that is imposed on land sales.

The warning was sounded by the Minister of State for Local Government Jennifer Namuyangu.

In the past, the LC1 officials have been charging up to 10 per cent on every land transaction on both the buyer and the seller.

Speaking at the weekly media briefing at the Uganda Media Centre on Tuesday, Namuyangu says LC1 chairpersons who will continue to charge the fee will be apprehended because it is illegal.

She said that the government will determine how much money should be paid to the chairpersons.
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On Monday, Lira district council planned to scrap the 10% commission. 

Tom Butime, the Local Government Minister, announced that after the LC II elections, the Operation Wealth Creation - OWC programme will be shifted to the parish level to enable residents access the services with ease.  

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Christopher Tusiime
Christopher Tusiime is the URN Bureau Chief in Tooro. Districts of Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Kabarole, Ntoroko, Bunyangabu and Kyegegwa, Kitagwenda and Fort Portal Tourism City fall under his docket.

Before joining URN, Tusiime first worked at The Observer newspaper for close to four years as an education reporter.