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27 May 2013

Uganda Government Gazette dated 2013-05-27 number 27

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GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY

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CONTENTS                                                           Page             (e)    to implement the President’s directives as
The Appointment of Committee on Illegal Land                                               comprised in his statement of 22nd February,
  Evictions—Notice.............................        ...          247                    2013.
Advertisements........................................ ...          248     3.      Scope of Work of the Committee.
                                                                                    The work of the Committee includes-

General Notice No 335 of 2013.                                                      (a)    to sensitize tenants on their relationship with
                                                                                           landlords and their rights and obligations vis-
 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON                                                     M-vis those of landlords;
         ILLEGAL LAND EVICTIONS
                                                                                  ■ (b)    to return tenants by occupancy and other land
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the President has                                              owners who have been illegally evicted back
appointed a Committee on Illegal Land Evictions.                                           to their land;
                                                                                    (c)    to identify persons who have attempted to
1.          Members of the Committee.
                                                                                           evict, evicted or participated in the illegal
           The Committee consists of the following persons—
                                                                                           eviction of tenants with a view to having them
             (a)           Hon. Idah Nantaba, Minister of State for                        prosecuted;
                           Lands
                                                                                    (d)    to review documents of sale, exchange,
                           — Chairperson
                                                                                           relocation and resettlement of complainants;
             (b)           Hon. Nansubuga Rosemary Seninde, Woman
                                                                                    (e)    to verify and authenticate court orders used to
                           Member of Parliament for Wakiso District
                                                                                           evict tenants by occupancy and other land
                           — Member
                                                                                           owners from their land; and
             (c)           Ms. Deborah Asasira, Office of the President
                                                                                    (f)    any other related or incidental matter as the
                              —    Member
                                                                                           Committee may deem fit.
             (d)        Mr. Ronald        Sekagya, Judicial     Service
                                                                            4.      Method of Work of the Committee.
                      . Commission        —    Secretary
                                                                                    (1)    The Committee will be based in the Ministry
             (e)           Captain Stephen Mugarura, Uganda Peoples’
                                                                                           of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
                           Defence Forces (UPDF)
                           — Member                                                 (2)    Staff of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and
                                                                                           Urban Development may be co-opted to assist
             (f)           Mr. William Kototyo, Uganda Police Force                        the Committee and may include Land
                           — Member                                                        Officers, Government Valuers, Surveyors,
             (g)           Mr. Farouq Lubega, Ministry of Justice and                      Information Scientists, and drivers.
                           Constitutional Affairs
                                                                            5.      Reports of the Committee.
                           — Member
                                                                                    (1)    The Committee shall submit weekly reports
             (h)           Ms. Mulinde Mukasa Kintu, Ministry of                           to the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban
                           Lands, Housing and Urban Development                            Development for onward submission to H.E.
                           — Member                                                        the President.
2.           Terms of Reference of the Committee.                                    (2)   A copy of each report submitted to the
             The Terms of Reference of the Committee are—                                  President by the Minister shall be copied to
                                                                                           the Prime Minister and the Attorney General.
             (a)           to identify, investigate and return tenants by
                           occupancy and landlords who have been             6.      Duration of Committee’s assignment
                           illegally evicted from their land;                        The Committee shall perform its assignment from
             (b)           to identify persons involved in illegal                   March 2013 - June 2013, or for such longer duration
                           evictions for purposes of prosecution and                 as may be notified.
                           compensation of victims;
              (c)          to sensitize tenants and land owners on their
                           rights and obligations and initiate       the                                     GABINDADDE'MUSOKE,
                           process of issuing Certificates of Occupancy;                                           Permanent Secretary
              (d)          to assist land owners with authenticated          Kampala,                                 Ministry of Lands,
                           eviction orders to execute them; and              20,h May, 2013.             Housing and Urban development


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