The Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga has launched a campaign aimed at issuing land titles to all Buganda Kingdom tenants at a discount of 20%.
According to Katikiro Mayiga, the move to be executed in six months follows a directive issued by Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, as a means of further bridging his relationship with tenants. He said prioritization will be given to those whose land has already been surveyed by the Buganda Land Board (BLB).
“Over 130,000 plots so far have been surveyed by Buganda Land Board and these are due for titling. Ownership of a kibanja does not give one leeway to extend his occupancy beyond agreed boundaries,” Katikiro Mayiga told journalists at the seat of the Kingdom in Bulange, Mengo.
He added: “Through this process, we will secure tenancy of occupants and eliminate probability of eviction.”
Over the years, Buganda has experienced land disputes, the most recent and pronounced one being between musician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and the Buganda Land Board following the demolition of the singer’s Busabala Beach parking yard.
Meanwhile, the Katikiro also advised those planning to pay to BLB to do so electronically in a bid to avoid inconveniences that might arise out of queuing.