Uganda’s Gov’t cautions land owners on money lenders as they receive free land titles

Land owners in Greater Kibaale District, have been advised not to mortgage their land titles as collaterals to money lenders, as this may leave them without any after failing to service the loans they will have acquired.

The advice was given by Prime Minister Robinah Nabanja, following the handing out of land titles to land owners in Kakumiro and Kagadi districts of Greater Kibaale district.

Through the Land Fund, the government has acquired a total of 250, 128.95 acres, an equivalent of 238sq miles.

The number of beneficiaries comprising institutional land is 34 including schools, health centres, markets, parks, faith-based institutions, forests, wetlands and road reserves, accounting for 2.1 per cent.

A total of 361 females have benefitted from the initiative, accounting for 22.4 per cent of the total beneficiaries while males are 1,124 accounting for 69.9 per cent.