ENTEBBE – The Kingdom of Buganda starts building houses for old and disabled people living in Busiro, Entebbe Municipality.
The project is being implemented through the Buganda’s Ministry of Agriculture Land and Environment.
This system has already commenced in the following villages; Nalugala, Bunono, Bulega and Kabale.
Mariam Mayanja Nkalubo, Buganda’s Minister for Agriculture, Land and Environment has been visiting some of these needy homesteads while selecting the few who will be among the first beneficiaries.
In her visit, the Minister cautioned the locals to always ensure that they talk to their landlords to give them ownership of their plots of land locally referred to as Bibanja.
She also advised the residents to work on acquiring legally recognized documents that verify their land ownership like land titles.
The selected few residents include; Mzee Abubaker Ssentongo 79, of Bulega, Nakato Abudrahuman 68, Kitubulu and Nakate Hawa 58, Bunono.
This system is to commence on the 27 of July 2019.
According to the Minister, Kingdom officials have traveled to different parts of the country practicing this system and they have so far constructed more than 400 houses for old and disabled people.
According to the Minister, the main aim of constructing these houses is to ensure that these people also live and stay in decent houses just like any other person would wish to be.
This project comes at a time when the Central Government is proposing to amend the law that forces children to take care of their elder parents.