Buganda Land Board; during the week of August from 21 st to 25th participated in three outreach programs where it sought to further explain its products and processes in order to have the people understand them as directed by the Kabaka of Buganda.
Ssekiboobo(wearing glasses) together with BLB officials arriving at a sensitisation function in Njeru.
Buganda Land Board participated in CBS fans club activities in Lugazi, Buganda Kingdom organized book show, and the Jinja agriculture show.
Throughout all these events, Buganda Land Board staff explained its different products and processes.
People were taught by Mr.Ntambi Abby, Mr.Mulindwa, Mr. Naserenga Edward, community mobilization officers with Buganda Land Board. The main topic of discussion was Kyapa mu Ngalo where the public was enlightened that the campaign was to help those who always wanted to get lease titles but were hindered by high premium costs. Kyapa mu Ngalo cuts premium costs thus makes it easier to get titles on Kabaka’s land.
They then explained to them the advantages of having a land title which include; access to meaningful credit, ability to sublease, possibility to use their kibanja in joint investment ventures, mortgages, court surety, can get meaningful compensation from government during projects which are many in Buganda, protects them from evictions as it has been witnessed on a large scale. With a title those who wish to sell can sell their kibanja at a higher price than they would have sold without a title.
Members of CBS fans club listening to BLB mobilisers who were sensitising them about BLB products and processes
Other BLB products like LE-Card which uses palm vein technology to protect ones land against fraudulent transfers; Ebbaluwa Entongole which makes one a lawful occupant on Kabaka’s land; Kanzu which is a consent fee one pays in order to get consent from BLB to transfer, divide their kibanja; Weetukire where those who got freehold lease titles on returned estate bring them to Buganda Land Board for variation; Land Banking which enables those with a necessity to acquire land for development get direct land allocations by Buganda Land Board; External services provided to people not occupying BLB managed land, were also taught to the people who attended the above events.
Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek.Charles Peter Mayiga(wearing glasses) listens to a Buganda Land Board officer during the Buganda book show which was held in Bulange gardens.
People were also given literature in terms of fliers and the Telescope newspaper to go and read and better understand for themselves what Buganda Land Board is, what it does and how they benefit.