Buganda will oppose new land laws – Katikkiro

KAMPALA

Buganda Kingdom has vowed to oppose the proposed constitutional amendments on land administration, saying it is a ploy to weaken cultural institutions.

While addressing the Lukiiko (Buganda parliament) on Monday, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga said any amendments meant to undermine the territorial boundaries of Buganda and the position of Kabaka Ronald Mutebi, will be resisted. He said Buganda is non-existent without land because it is the livelihood of the Kingdom.

Government recently proposed several constitutional changes, including amending Article 26 to legalise compulsory land acquisition in strategic areas to pave way for investment and creation of jobs.

During the State-of-Nation Address last month, President Museveni told Parliament that the government would table proposals to change sections of the Constitution soon and a Cabinet sub-committee, headed by the Third Deputy Prime Minister, Gen Moses Ali, is overseeing the process of preparing the amendments.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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