The Katikkiro of Buganda , Charles Peter Mayiga addressing participants at the Buganda Kingdom Retreat in Ssese,while the 3rd Deputy Katikkiro, Apollo Makubuya (extreme left),the 2nd Deputy Katikkiro,Al Hajji Twaha Kawaase (second left) and the 1st Deputy Katikkiro, Ambassador Gerald Ssendaula ( extreme right) look on.
Buganda land Board participated in a 2 days retreat at Ssese Habitat Resort, Kalangala –Ssese Island from 17th_ 18th November 2016.The retreat which was meant to review the Buganda Kingdom 3 initial years of the strategic plan (2014-2018), was spearheaded by the Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, while participants included, Buganda Kingdom Cabinet ministers, Buganda County chiefs and Buganda Organizations’ Managing Directors.
The Katikkiro commended Buganda Land Board for its tremendous innovations and consistency in providing periodical reports and encouraged other organizations to do the same.
Buganda Land Board’s Managing Director, Mr. Kyewalabye- Male made a presentation on the Company’s new products and services soon to be unveiled and these were embraced by the participants. he products include; land electronic card intended to reduce on land fraudulent activities, the annual nominal ground-rent collection (busuulu) to foster good relationship between the Landlord and the bibanja owners, which he said is to be done in accordance to the law and as directed by the Lands Ministry in collaboration with all stake holders. Another product is the consent fee (Kanzu), the remittance assessed for any land transactions as consent for tenancy or change of ownership on land paid by the tenant to the landlord (Land Act. Cap 227 section 35).
BLB's Managing Director, Kyewalabye-Male making a presentation at the retreat
Mr. Kyewalabye informed participants that more than 120,000 clients registered their bibanja from the previous massive registration exercise, 20,558 of these were surveyed and 7,000 deed prints are ready. He added that the Board is planning a massive survey campaign which is expected to be carried out according to international standards. ‘We hope to carry out surveys in Buganda Kingdom following international survey guidelines to reduce land disputes which will also add value to land in Buganda Kingdom and help tenants to acquire proper land documentation’’ he said. The exercise is expected to start in Kyaggwe region. Plans are also underway to process land titles at subsidized prices as a way of giving back to the people with bibanja not exceeding an acre, and the exercise is expected to begin from Kyaddondo and Busiro.
In all its activities and operations, Buganda Land Board has always been at the forefront at upholding Buganda Kingdom values, subsequent innovations and transparency in leadership, proper management of Kingdom land and improving the livelihood of Kabaka’s subjects