The effectiveness of new land law regime as compared and contrasted to land law history in Uganda

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Kampala International University; School of Law
The study focused on the effectiveness of new land law regime as compared and contrasted to land law history in Uganda the objective were to examine the existing legal frame work regarding new land regime and the history in Uganda, compare and contrast new land regime and its history in Uganda. And to find out the impact of both systems on the life of Ugandan people. The study found out that people herein have continuously been exposed to suffrage from rampant land disputes. Secondary this study was prompted by the increasing gap in information asymmetry between registered {30%) and unregistered (70%) land in developing countries. The study depicts weaknesses and loopholes in the legal regime, especially due to the fact that customary tenure among other informal tenures is considered a lesser interest. This manifests inconsistence in application of the law and discriminatory practices to the women who are the most users/dependents on customary tenure. It was concluded that land professionals have been instrumental in formulating technical solutions to improve land administration and management systems in every country. With the modernization of the information and communications technologies, such solutions become more; powerful faster, efficient and relatively cheaper. Nowadays, organized poor communities and their networks are already using advanced technologies and systems with little support from land professionals and they find them to be a vital tool. The study recommends urgent need by government civil society organization and legal entities to come up with programs that will train these institutions like LCCs, ALCs, and DLB, to enable them be fit for purpose and pave way for smooth operation in land matters. Government needs to roll out further training and empowerment of technical personnel like; surveyors, physical planners, land officers especially in the department of land registration. These can be trained on the benefits, use and application of STDM mechanism as a pre-emptive dispute resolution. It is essential to particularly train surveyors on SIDM technical applications in data coverage, capture and interpretation, for instance use of satellite, GPS among others.
A report presented to the School of Law Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws
New land law regime, Land law history, Uganda