Value of Ancestors’ Graves

The hypothesis being that one can tell who the current actors on Uganda’s land scene are by how they answer the question: “What is the value of my ancestors’ graves?” Particularly, in the context of the increasing possibility that one might be forced to value one’s ancestors’ remains and their graves, when a particular kind… Continue reading Value of Ancestors’ Graves

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.

#M7OnLand: Note to President Museveni

Wait a minute, isn’t it in fact the case that the right of Ugandans to “block government from running its projects” is enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and it is those rights that you, Mr. President, want removed from the Constitution, as you and your Executive have proposed in Bill 133 of 2017 Amending Article 26 of the Constitution?

Madhavani’s saviour-complex off-putting

The Madhavani-Amuru proposition is Machiavellian. The pity-language used in the proposition is mind boggling. Madhavani is offering or sacrificing to bring development to the people of Amuru the proposition goes. Yah right, seems so patronising and obscurantic. Madhavani Group of Companies is a business that has sustained for multiple generations and will likely continue to… Continue reading Madhavani’s saviour-complex off-putting

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