The Minister of Lands, Beti Kamya, has approved the Land Board Members for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
“This is to inform you that by the powers conferred upon the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development by Section 57(1) of the Land Act, Cap.227, I have on this 03rd day of December 2020 approved the appointment of the following members of KCCA Land Board,” said Kamya in a letter to KCCA Executive Director, Dorothy Kisaka.
The board is chaired by city lawyer, David Balondemu. He replaced Yusuf Nsibambi who recently joined active politics.
The other board members are Nasser Bassajjabalaba, Hajji Hussein Kato, Christine Kyeyune Kawooya, Teopista Ntale Ssekitto, Moses Kamoga, and Joseph Anguria.
Kamya said the effective date of the Board is the date of approval and the members will serve for a period of five (5) years renewable only once.
“Any member of the Board appointed subsequent to this date will serve for the remaining period and their appointment will expire at the same time with the rest of these members hereby duly appointed,” said Kamya.
“The members must also be inducted in their new roles before they commence work and in this regard, you are advised to liaise with the Commissioner Land Inspectorate and Reform, to advise you on the process.”
Mayor Erias Lukwago recently warned the new board against facilitating land grabbing.
“We have not elected you to go and grab people’s land but to put the city in order and fight land grabbers,” said Lukwago.
“You need to ensure that all the land that was taken from KCCA is returned.”
The board can hold and allocate land in the district that does not belong to any person or authority, facilitate the registration and transfer of interests in land and make surveys, plans, maps, drawings and estimates among others.