Cultural Institutions on Land Matters

Do you have the legitimacy to push for so-called "regularisation" of land that is held under customary tenure, through registering it via certificates of customary tenure? In accordance with the laws of Uganda, if you are not a cultural institution of the first nations of Uganda – such as of the Iteso, my people; or… Continue reading Cultural Institutions on Land Matters

Certificate of Customary Ownership of Land in Uganda, Caution Please!

There are perceptions that the young generation, which is not keen on the restoration and preservation of cultural values, may use CCOs to mortgage and / or sell land to investors without considering cultural values. This contradicts the customary principles and practices in which land ownership is attributed to the entire community, including the ancestors, those who are currently living on the land, and future generations.

Certificates of Customary Ownership Risky Business

Deducing from Uganda’s National Development Plans, the National Resistance Movement Organisation (NRMO) Administration holds the conventional economics view that land ownership in the ‘traditional Africa sense’ is inefficient and an impediment to development. The NRMO Administration seemingly implies that the ‘traditional African sense’ of land ownership impedes its plans to transform Uganda from a ‘peasant-based… Continue reading Certificates of Customary Ownership Risky Business