The term derives from the state's position as having ultimate power over the land, which may reach the process of compulsory acquisition or expropriation of the land.

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uganda agriculture
7 August 2017

After a technical break, the seven-member Land Inquiry 2017 Commission headed by Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire handled two big cases from July 24 –28.

india canal road
4 August 2017

Let me have land for land, not money: oustee

The discussion on compensation against land taken for digging a canal between the proposed Mallannasagar and Mid Maneir witnessed outburst from the farmers.

“I have 34 guntas of land and more than half of it would be wiped off in canal digging under the Kaleswaram project. The remaining would be divided on either side of the canal. We were not yet informed how much land would remain with us. Probably 10 guntas? How could I cultivate that on a divided land?” asked emotionally charged T. Shobha, a farmer from Rajakkapet.

kampala parliament building
2 August 2017

The proposed amendment of article 26 of the Constitution to allow government take possession of private land without prior compensation continues to fiercely divide opinion in parliament.

Opponents of the draft legislation claim the amendment is a government ploy to grab people's land. But government argues that the amendment would stop the long delays in developing infrastructure projects, which also lead to escalation of costs.



Governmental institution


To facilitate efficient land administration and management, acess to adequate and affordable housing, social and physical infrastructure for national development


To be a globally competitive organization in sustainable management of Land and built environment

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