Women & Girls Inheritance Rights Most Abused.
Officials at the Uganda Land Alliance and the judiciary are concern that land wrangles and evictions remain a daily challenge despite multisectoral efforts to curb the mischief.
Such has been attributed to culture, tradition versus the little know legal system and land rights
For example the mortgage act and land act are clear documents meant to guide ownership of land and mortgages but not many people understand them apart from those in the Judiciary, lawyers and land grabbers.
These are some of the key concerns at the ongoing national Dialogue on the Effective delivery of land Justice amidst existing succession laws and extra judicial practices in Uganda Organized by the Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) and the Judiciary at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.
According to the Uganda land Alliance Executive director Edmond Owor, the dialogue brings together key actors in the Justice law and order sector, Government departments, private sector, Civil society, members of the public and the Media to discuss and forge away forward to curb the increasing land wrangles.
“Women and children’s rights have been most pressed because some men feel it’s their land and should decide when what, and how to use their land, this should end it is very primitive” said Edmond Owor.
In his opening remark, the head of the land division Justice Wilson Kwesiga has noted that land wrangles are all over and the that the absence of fair delivery of justice has resulted into the daily murders across the country.
“Succession laws are very discriminative to women and girls though government has tried removing them but a lot deserve to be done.” Says Agnes Kajubi the Africa Regional Manager minority rights group international the Authors of a latest report examining land inheritance in Uganda.
By Joshua Mutale