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Judiciary and Ministry of Land Discuss, “Access To Land Justice”

A number of Judicial officers from the ranks of Judges, Registrars and Magistrates attended a dialogue together with Officers from the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development(LHUD) on access to Land Justice. The one-day  dialogue took place on 4th October, 2017 at Imperial Royale, Hotel Kampala
The Executive Director of Judicial Training Institute, Hon. Justice Dr. Henry Peter Adonyo in his remarks mentioned that the land office is a key stakeholder in reducing case backlog. He called on the Judiciary to recollect its role on land management for purposes of ensuring equity.
 
The commissioner Land registration Robert Opio, in his opening remarks noted that this was the first workshop of its kind and the workshop was intended to highlight the issues the ministry of Land and the Judiciary were facing as well as to find a way to harmonize the two institutions. 
Former Secretary to Judiciary and now Permanent Secretary Ministry of LHUD noted that it's important to eradicate the ignorance about land in the public. She welcomed the Judiciary and urged the land department to work closely with the Judiciary since it is an important institution involved in adjudication when handling land disputes. 
 
Hon. Justice Musene Masalu, the Resident Judge of Mpigi High Court Circuit made a presentation about the challenges in registering land which included forgery of documents. He called for decentralization of land justice by introducing Land registries in upcountry districts, he advised that the Land Ministry also come up with a program to sensitize the public about their rights concerning land matters in order to reduce on the land disputes.
 
The Minister of Land (LHUD) Hon. Betty Amongi who was the guest of honor while opening the dialogue gave remarks saying the court systems were a little slow and have contributed to the delay in acquisition of land and solving land disputes. However she pledged that the ministry would look into the recommendations made in the meeting regulating land delays and streamlining land institutions and encouraging continuous interactions and collaboration in order to deliver Land Justice.
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