The BLB Managing Director, Mr. Kyewalabye Male stressing a point at a press interview in Kalangala, Ssese Island.
At least 250,000 tenants on Buganda Kingdom land have been registered in the last three years, the Managing Director, Kyewalabye Male has said.
Despite the success, the kingdom appealed to the Government to form an estate brokerage law to regulate the operations of land brokers. Local council chairpersons fighting to sign on land deals in their areas of jurisdiction. Some decide to hide stamps and only produce them after being paid some money. This is illegal and should be discouraged. Mr Male said during a press interview at a retreat to review the next five years strategic plan at Mirembe Resort in Kalangala town last week. The five days retreat included top and middle managers to forge a way forward on how to improve on BLB operations.
Mr. Kyewalabye said that BLB kicked off a mass registration and survey exercise for bibanja holders on Kingdom land across the 18 counties as well as educating them about the benefits of regularizing their tenancy. He added that the exercise is meant to provide an opportunity to tenants to document their ownership as well as planned land use.
There are over 11 branches set up in the different Buganda Counties so as to bring BLB services much closer to the people as well as designated service centers. This has greatly enabled cost cutting for the far away clients to have their bibanja regularized without having to spend much money to come to the head office at Masengere in Mengo.
Buganda Land Board now offers external services for those that don’t have bibanja on Kabaka’s land including consultations, survey services and legal services among others.