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Need to investigate Namabere land eviction: Parliament

Parliament to investigate Namabere Land evictions

The parliament has ordered Betty Kamya to investigate the planned eviction of many families in Namabere village, Njeru Municipality.

Rebecca Kadaga

The speaker of parliament declared the investigations after resident’s petitioned parliament seeking intervention.

Kadaga informed the House on Friday that she had been informed that someone was driving people out of the Land giving them sh500, 000 telling all of them to leave the land immediately.

“I want to invite the minister of lands to intervene in this matter and help the citizens of Namabere village” Kadaga directed.

Kadaga noted that if this takes place the eviction will therefore be illegal since the government put a ban on the evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the month of April, Kamya halted all kinds of land evictions during the time when the country is on lockdown.

She said the move is intended to protect the rights and obligations of both the landlords and tenants on registered land in the country.

The intervention comes at the backdrop of complaints mostly by tenants filed from different parts of the country.

Kamya said the government had been informed of impending or threatened illegal land evictions of tenants on registered land and customary landowners on unregistered land in several parts of the country.

“No tenant will be evicted during the lockdown period,” she said.

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