Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Dear Hon. Betty Amongi,
Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), a public policy research and advocacy organisation dedicated to influencing energy and related policies such as those on land to benefit the poor and vulnerable, takes this opportunity to appreciate your efforts to address the land problems affecting Ugandans.
Among others, we recognise that since your appointment to the ministry of lands, you have taken several steps to find lasting solutions to end conflicts relating to land issues especially as regards land grabbing in the country. Land grabbing mostly affects the poor and vulnerable in Bunyoro and across the entire country and it is commendable that you are engaging in efforts to help the poor.
While we appreciate your efforts to address land challenges in Uganda, we also take note of the fact that a number of government’s and your activities contravene the law and contribute to the land challenges you seem to seek to address. Open letter to Hon Betty Amongi on cancellation of land titles in Bunyoro