National Dialogue on Compulsory Land Acquisition on 21.03.19

22.03.2019 - Article

The current proposal by the Govt of Uganda to reform the law relating to acquisition of land by government, including the amendment to the Land Acquisition Act (Cap 226) has raised a number of questions country-wide. A National Dialogue shall give all stakeholders a forum to voice their concerns.

The National Dialogue on Compulsory Land Acquisition was held in Kampala on Thursday, 21st of March 2019. Invited guests included government officials from the Ministry for Lands, Housing and Urban development and the Ministry of Justiceand State House, representatives from national and international Civil Society Organizations, representatives of the diplomatic corps as well as the private sector and academia.

The event has been organized by LANDnet with the support of a multi-stakeholder steering committee. The committee is comprised of representatives of the Government, development partners, the civil society, and the private sector in order to ensure a balanced preparational process.

The National Dialogue was seen as a necessary first step towards reaching a national consensus with regard to proposals on compulsory land acquisition.

For more Information about the National Dialogue and the issue of Compulsory Land Acquisition, please see the publications and links below.

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