KAMPALA – The minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Judith Nabakooba has vowed to prioritize the issue of land evictions during her term in this office.
Nabakooba in a statement said that the appointing authority, President Yoweri Museveni entrusted her with the office to bring an end to the rampant illegal land evictions in the country.
“These illegal evictions have made life so difficult for many Ugandans,” she said, adding that “Many families throughout the country are living under the fear of the un known.”
According to her, this is because of the constant threats to their homes and gardens.
The minister revealed that she will also prioritize streamlining of all major services by utilizing new technology innovations.
“My office has received so many complaints about the difficulties people face while accessing the different
services. A lot of the transactions and services are disconnected making it very frustrating for many people.”
“Streamlining the operations of the entire land sector is therefore a core priority as well.”
Nabakooba said that it is against this background that her Ministry has
decided to put in place a national call center on Land issues.
The call center has put a Toll-Free Line 0 800 100 004 for the public to call on urgent issues of land.
“I therefore urge the public to use this Toll Free line for the following purposes,”
1- Report cases of illegal Land evictions
2- Report incidents of corruption and bribery
3- Follow up on reports of delayed land transactions
4- Bring to us Complaints and reports on poor service delivery and absenteeism
5- Follow up on Compensation and valuation issues
6- Seek information on the Projects under the Ministry
7- Report fraud and forgeries and those abating it
8- Any other concerns in the land, Housing and Urban Development sector.