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Title: Land Laws and their effect on Foreign Direct Investment in Uganda
Authors: N. Mary, Nyachieo
Keywords: Land Laws
Foreign Direct Investment
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University. School of Law
Abstract: The benefits of Foreign Direct investment for economic development have been well established in the existing literature. Foreign investors need land to conduct their business when they move to invest in a certain locality yet little, if any, land in Uganda is vacant, idle and unclaimed. As a result, many companies experience difficulties securing land for their operations. The researcher therefore set out to examine the laws governing /anc4 particularly in respect of access to land and land ownership by foreign Investors in Uganda by answering the following research questions; What are the laws governing land access in Uganda. (ii) What are the laws governing land ownershi7’ in Uganda. (iii) Is there a link between land access and land ownership and foreign direct investment in Uganda? ThL5 was done by reviewing the legal framework for land access, ownershi7 and the institutions put in place for land administration and how they impacted FDI In Uganda. In particular assessment was made of the policy and operational framework in terms of how to obtain access to land, which ownership rights accrue to foreign investors and what kind of protection i~ guaranteed to the rights acquired. Using interview Guide and Archival Analysis has been established that there is no policy framework to lay down the framework for the Implementation of the laws and that foreign ownershi7 of land though prohibited does not Influence PDI inflow. On the other hand easy access to land can positively impact the inflow of FDI into the county, but this is not the only factor to be considered.
Description: A Thesis Presented to the College of Higher Degree and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the award of a Master of Law
Appears in Collections:Master of Arts in Law

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