Nadduli: Buganda Land Title Campaign ‘Poisoned'

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The minister without Portfolio Al-Haji Abdul Nadduli says Buganda Kingdoms land title registration campaign is poisoned because it was brought in bad faith.

Buganda's Land Title Registration draws more Backlash as Minister Nadduli Weighs In
  
The minister without Portfolio Al-Haji Abdul Nadduli has said that Buganda Kingdom's land title registration campaign is 'poisoned.'
 
Nadduli wants the masses in Buganda to go slow about it.
  
Nadduli's remarks come days after the Lands minister Betty Amongi, while delivering a speech on May 3 at the opening of the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire commission of inquiry into land matters, questioned the mass land tilting campaign by the Buganda Land Board (BLB).
 
BLB is running the "Land Title in Your Hands", campaign aimed at granting mainly 49-year leases to tenants occupying kingdom land.
 
The campaign targets those occupying Buganda Kingdom land without official documentation. This new arrangement has since its launch drawn mixed reactions with some thumbing it up while others are seriously going against it.
 
Those against it are fearful that it may trigger mass land evictions on land owned by the Kabaka of Buganda or the kingdom, while those advocating for it argue that the titles are to help tenants access several services like financial and credit services for their own development benefits.
 
While officiating Friday at the launch of Centenary Bank's Cente home loan which is aimed at extending loans to customers to construct houses at Wobulenzi in Luweero, Minister Nadduli said that the registration exercise has been brought in bad faith.
 
He wants the 49-year-lease revoked.
 
However, David Kiwalabye Male, the Buganda Land Board Chief Executive Officer appealed to the population to turn a deaf ear to all people speaking ill about the campaign. He argued that many of those opposing the campaign have actually already secured their own lease titles.
  
Buganda Land Board (BLB) is running the "Land Title in your Hands", a campaign aimed at granting mainly 49-year leases for tenants on Buganda Kingdom land. The campaign targets those occupying the land without official documentation.
 
The Central government seems to be uncomfortable with the new arrangement which some have said may fuel mass land evictions on land owned by the Kabaka of Buganda or the kingdom. 
 
Minister Amongi in a speech at the opening of the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission of Inquiry into Land matters said she was listening to the issues emerging from the mass land titling exercise.