Kadaga Asks Govt To Enact Enabling Law For Land Commission

Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the government to draft an enabling law for the Uganda Land Commission-ULC.

The Speaker made the observation on Wednesday during plenary.

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

According to Kadaga, while vetting newly appointed members of Uganda Land Commission, the appointments committee discovered that the commission operates directly from the constitution, which leaves a lot to be desired.

Kadaga disclosed that in its recommendations to the president, the appointment committee will demand the enactment of an enabling law to allow Uganda Land Commission to execute its duties efficiently.

She threatened to direct members of parliament to prepare and move a private member’s bill on the matter should the executive fail to act.

On Tuesday morning, the newly appointed members of Uganda Land Commission appeared for vetting.

Baguma Isoke, who was nominated for the post of chair  received the approval from the appointments committee.

However, our reporter couldn’t verify this independently from the committee. Baguma, who is set to replace Joash Mayanja Nkangi, is the former state minister for lands.

Additional reporting by URN

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