UGANDANS SHOULD REFUSE LAND REFORMS IF DONE BY NRM
With so many gaps and mismanagement of national resources, I do not trust the NRM government on the issue of land reforms:-
1. The government has failed to procure the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development on simple issuance of land Title Deeds. How will they manage the whole process of formalising relationships among communities through out the country on this significant issue?
2. There is already a major simmering problem among communities that their ancestral land is being grabbed by NRM connected individuals with the knowledge of government seniour officials. How can the same people who are grabbing land be fair in their deliberations on land reform?
3. Land owned by the state has been transferred to a small number of people allover the country without any notice whatsoever to the public (the pubic are land owners) and parliament. Why should the public whose land is being grabbed trust the government?
4. The Land termed as or on Protected Areas (PAs) is being threatened by well connected individuals. The government has not done enough to stop them from using this land.
If the government was trusted and had a vein of fighting corruption and bribery, then there would be given chance to preside over land reform. But as it is now, I would argue the country to refuse the offer of surrendering land to a few individuals who happen to be the ruling elite.
That tactic was used by colonialists and invaders to make the natives of their countries landless and homeless. Ugandans are not ready to be landless and homeless in their own country.
THE COUNTRY MUST VEHEMENTLY REFUSE THIS DUBIOUS OFFER, RETAIN LAND FOR BETTER USE AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.
David Wangusi Masinde
Uganda National Consensus Against Corruption
London United Kingdom