“Improve access and security of land tenure”

The transformational nature of land administration reform is important for private sector development in Uganda. In addition to being a catalyst for commercialization of agriculture, good land policies are essential for facilitating flows from private investment, creating new jobs, and stimulating mobility and structural change. Successful land administration reform will improve the attractiveness of Uganda for investors while protecting the land rights of local communities.

Land Administration and Management reforms is one of the main component being implemented under the CEDP project. The component is a continuation and scale up of the land reform process carried out under the Private Sector Competitiveness Project II (PSCPII), and the Land Strategic Plan (LSS) II.

Key Focus Areas

Improving Land Administration

Undertaking systematic registration of communal and individually owned land

Implementing a program of actions for strengthening institutions and mechanisms for land dispute resolution

Implementing a program of actions for strengthening land administration and management institutions.

Activities
  • Construction of 10 new Ministry Zonal Offices (MZOs)
  • Land Information System(LIS) enhancement and rollout to 21 MZOs
  • National Physical Development Plan developed.
  • Production and integration of base maps in to the LIS.
  • Demarcation, registration and titling of communal and individual land in rural and peri-urban areas.
  • Construction of a dormitory, a multi-purpose hall and provision of instructional equipment for the Institute of Survey and Land Management.
  • Strengthening land agencies for effective dispute resolution and mediation programmes.
Results
  • Reduction in the time taken to register land from 52 days in 2010 to 30 days 2016.
  • Increase in Non-Tax Revenue from US$ 28 million in 2013 to US$ 88 million in 2016.
  • Increase in land transactions by 203% from 37,609 in 2013/14 to 113, 886 in 2015/16.
  • Increase in issuance of land titles from 21,092 in 2011 to 55,341 in 2016.
  • 52 Communal Land Associations (CLAs) formed and registered into legal entity
  • 20,000 certificates of customary land ownership to be issued in Kaseses and Nwoya districts.
  • 592,000 land titles digitised by December 2016
  • 318 parcels of land demarcated in Nyamiko, Sheema district Nyamuhanja – Isingiro district and Mawuta – Jinja district
  • E-Biz search facility at One Stop Centre linked to LIS and is operational to ease land searches.

This component will be implemented by the Ministry of Land Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD).