Government of Uganda has proposed an amendment to the Land Act and related laws thereto. Government argues that it should have authority to acquire land for timely implementation of public works, fast-track construction of the proposed 24 industrial parks and other investment projects. The rationale behind the resolution is that members of... Read More
Absence of Compensation policy Will Make Compulsory Land Acquisition Contentious.
Fifty three families that were evicted from land to pave way for the construction of an oil waste treatment plant by a US firm in August 2014, have finally reached an understanding with the landlord to restore them on the land. This achievement is a result of aggressive advocacy campaigns by civil society organization... Read More
Wilmar International, one of the largest oilseeds corporations in the world is developing palm oil plantations in biodiverse islands off the coast of Lake Victoria, Uganda. The project is a partnership of Wilmar with the Government of Uganda, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Kenyan oilseeds company Bidco.... Read More
Palm oil producers backed by the UN taken to court by evicted farmers who say they have received little compensation Before the bulldozers came, Magdalena Nakamya harvested coffee, cassava, avocado and jackfruit on her three-hectare (seven-acre) plot on Kalangala, an island in Lake Victoria. But on a July morning in... Read More
Government has secured a piece of land to resettle families living on a chunk of land earmarked for a refinery in Hoima District.The 93 families, who are part of the more than 7,000 people who were displaced by the refinery, opted to be relocated instead of receiving payment from the... Read More
Government of Uganda plans to amend the Mining Act 2001 to allow intending investors in the mining industry to access private land that contains minerals without negotiating with the land owners. Currently, investors seeking mining business have to obtain consent of the private owners of the land where mineral deposits... Read More