The MP for Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality, Emmanuel Ssempala Kigozi, has said should government re-table the land amendment bill, MPs will fight tooth and nail to ensure that it is not passed.
The bill was first tabled in parliament in 2016 but government recently shelved it saying it needed to make further consultations.
“Land is the only property we own, now government wants to grab it also. We will die for our land” Kigozi told Nile Post during an occasion organised to give out land titles to those who occupy land under Buganda Land Board.
Kigozi vowed not sit back and watch as government takes everything. He said it is the right of an individual to own land.
Kigozi cautioned the general public to embrace the Buganda Land Board initiative since it’s the rightful way of owning land.
“Those with land titles get higher compensation in case there is a government project that is going to take part of their land than those without who are always only given compensation for buildings, gardens among others,” he said
Simon Kaboggoza the Buganda land Board operations manager said the delay in handing out land titles was not of their own making.
“As Buganda land board, we don’t issue titles but we link our people to Uganda Land Commission, the only body mandated to issue land titles,” he said.
Kabogoza asked the Baganda to embrace the Ekyapa Mu Ngalo project because land is the only asset one owns and whose value goes up everyday.