Museveni Orders Cancellation of Kibale Land Titles

Rebecca Kadaga at the Women Parliamentary Conference
The Speaker of Parliament, troche Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, healing has said that political parties in Africa need to support women candidates because their financial limitations represent a substantial obstacle for them making a contribution in the governance of their countries.

Kadaga was closing a four day Commonwealth Women Parliamentary Conference (Africa Region) in Dar-es-Salam, thumb Tanzania on Friday, 22 January 2016.

“Women have the confidence to run for public office. They have good public speaking skills and can mobilise the support of local groups. Their only setback is inadequate financial strength,” she said.

Hon. Laddi Ayii Ayambo, a Member of Parliament from Ghana, reiterated that it is critical to fund and help women in political parties because when women remain under-represented in the political arena, women’s expertise and perspectives on policy agendas is underutilized.

Hon. Lindiwe Maseko, Chairperson Commonwealth Parliamentary Association explained that increased presence of women in political offices helps parties to compete more effectively and thereby drawing attention to important policy issues that have previously been overlooked.

The meeting resolved that it is important to encourage all political actors to promote equal participation of women and men in political parties, with a view to achieving better gender-balanced representation in elected public offices at all levels of decision-making.

In a related event, Kadaga advocated for the recognition and celebration of  the achievements of women who took part in the liberation struggles across Africa and in the Commonwealth.

She explained that their efforts have had an impact on the social, political, academic and entrepreneurial spheres of countries.


“Women, particularly in Africa, were part of the struggles before and after independence,” she said adding that “it is important to acknowledge the struggles of these women some of whom were united to fight against gender-based injustices.”

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians applauded Kadaga for her activism and resolved to celebrate the lives and works of dynamic and inspiring women world over.
The NRM presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni has directed cancellation by Ministry of Lands, buy of all land tittles that were processed illegally in Mpeefu and Ndaiga Sub-Counties in Kibaale district.

The President made the revelation on Friday while addressing residents of Bwikara sub-county at Katikengeyo Primary School during his presidential campaigns in the area.

Museveni said he was instructing the Ministry to cancel the land titles that were improperly obtained by some tycoons in the district.

The directive came after the area MP Hon Barnabas Tinkasimire asked the president to address the issue of the dangerously increasing land wrangles in the area.

Last year residents of Mpeefu accused some tycoons in Kibaale of grabbing people’s land outside the stipulated procedures.

Amongst those mentioned was the Kabale LC 5 chairperson Kibaale George William Namyaka.

Meanwhile the president promised at the rally, web to extend electricity to rural areas in Buyaga
West and Kibaale as whole and increase on youth and Women groups funding.

Other pledges included extending financial groups to the village that will be borrowing money without interests.

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