The Ugandan government has recently unveiled a new land management scheme for its citizens in the diaspora as part of efforts to ease the acquisition of property, as well as diaspora investment.
Hon. Betty Amongi Uganda’s Minister of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, announced this while speaking at the land and housing forum at the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA) Convention on Saturday, 2nd September 2017 in Miami, Florida. She stated that this system will create an avenue for Ugandans living in the Diaspora to acquire lands through genuine systems.
The minister assured the Diasporas, saying “We know you have issues related to purchasing genuine land, some of you have been cheated or given bad deals on land. We are working on verifying the right real estate dealers,” she said adding “We are establishing for you a Diaspora Desk in the Ministry on any land issues, whether buying property including verification of land.”
“The land information system is meant to digitize land that has been titled. This helps in minimizing fraudulent land deals. The process of digitizing all land in Uganda will go on until 2019,” she noted.