GOV’T BANS SURVEYORS FROM CARRYING BOUNDARY OPENINGS ON DISPUTED LANDS

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The government through the Ministry of Lands and Urban Development has banned surveyors from carrying out boundary openings on disputed pieces of land across the country.

Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba, who was in Kyankwanzi, said surveyors who open boundaries on disputed pieces of land have created endless conflicts, especially in rural areas.

District leaders who spoke to our reporter welcomed the minister’s directive and accused surveyors and land grabbers of working with connected individuals to perpetuate land conflicts through connivance with officials in the land registry.

However, the president of the Institution of Surveyors of Uganda (ISU), Alozius Gonza, said surveyors are not the problem but rather solution givers.

Gonza said the surveyor is not doing anything new on the land but rather locating its size as it was originally years back.

Addressing a section of district leaders in Kyankwanzi, the minister warned landlords against evicting Bibanja holders without following the 2022 presidential directive on evictions.

Some surveyors, she said, disregard the existing laws barring them from sharing part of the land they are hired to survey, which creates more conflicts.

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