The leader of opposition Betty Aol Ocan has warned the landlords in the newly created cities across the country to register their land before the serious physical planning of these cities take shape for development.
This warning come after 15 new cities were created this year which include: Arua City, Gulu City, Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Mbale, Masaka, Hoima, Entebbe, Lira, Moroto, Nakasongola, Soroti, Kabale and Wakiso City.
Aol while speaking to journalists at parliament said that she has received information that some land grabbers are hoodwinking the poor land lords in the new cities like Gulu deceiving them to sell their land on basis that they would not be allowed in cities with poor structures and vacant land.
She said that though the poor landlords can still own their land in the cities but they should be responsible by surveying and registering their land and have land tittles so as they do not allow land grabbers take advantage of their land’s non register land and properties.
She added that the property owners in these cities should not adhare to land grabbers information that they will be chased out of cities hence forcing them to dispose off their land.
She proposed that the Uganda Human Rights commission should take up their role and sensitize people in these cities on their right so as are not forced out of their land by land grabbers.