A critical analysis of the law governing land tenure systems and rights of occupants thereto in Uganda

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Kampala international international: School Of Law
The study involves critically analyzing the law governing land tenure systems and rights of occupants thereto in Uganda; with specific aims of examining the rights of lawful and bonfire occupants on land and the effectiveness of the law governing occupation rights This research shall mainly focus on the various laws and policies that have influenced the existence of the land tenure systems and how these have impacted the rights of the occupants in Uganda. The research shall assess the challenges faced by both the government and the land title holders in resolving their disputes. The research shall assess the accusations of land grabbing especially from Buganda and counter accusations of selfishness in defending unpalatable land regimes from other sources, and how they currently go a long way in clouding any agreement on the appropriate land policy given the importance attached on land in Uganda. The research shall cover the law governing squatters, challenges caused by squatters onto the legal land owners, challenges faced by people that own land communally, impact of the tenure on leasehold, and women as occupants. The study recommends that there is need to; set realistic time limits for the meeting of the district land boards, seeking legal advice, sensitizing communities on their land rights, establishing the degree of subsidiary granted; recognizing the legitimacy and dynamism of derived rights; need to regulate degree of autonomy to generate acceptance and sensitizing landlords on derived rights
A research dissertation submitted to the school of law in fulfillment of the requirements for the a ward of a bachelor’s degree in law of Kampala international university
Land law, Governing, Uganda, Rights of occupants, Land tenure systems