The Land Question in Uganda. Has The Law Failed to Resolve This Question?

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more

TABLE OF CONTENT

Declaration .................................................................................................................................. i

Approval .................................................................................................................................... ii

Dedication ................................................................................................................................. iii

Acknowledge1nents ................................................................................................................... iv

List of Statutes ........................................................................................................................... v

List Acronyms ........................................................................................................................... vi

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................ 1

1.1 Background of the Study ..................................................................................................... 1

1.2 The Statement of the Problem .............................................................................................. 3

1.3 Objectives of the study ......................................................................................................... 4

1.4 Research Questions .............................................................................................................. 4

1.5 The Scope of the Study ........................................................................................................ 4

1.6 Significance of the Study ..................................................................................................... 5

1.7 Methodology ........................................................................................................................ 5

CHAPTER TWO:REVIEW OF THE RELATED LITERATURE ........................................... 7

2.1 The Concept of Land, Ownership, Land Use and Administration ...................................... 7

2.2 Causes of Land Disputes and Evictions ............................................................................... 9

2.2.1 Causes of Land Disputes and Evictions in Different Countries ....................................... 9

2.2.2 The Causes of Land Disputes and Evictions in Uganda ................................................... 9

2.3 What has the Law Done to Address to the Problem of Dispute and Evictions? ................ 11

2.3. l The Land Refonn Process ............................................................................................... 11

2.3 .2 What has the law done to address the land Problem in Uganda ..................................... 12

Vll

2.4 Different Land Tenure Systems ......................................................................................... 15

2.4.1 The Doctrine of the English Tenure and Estates ............................................................ 15

2.4.2 The Tenure System in Uganda ........................................................................................ 17

2.4.3 The Problems with the Tenure Systems in Uganda ........................................................ 21

2.4.4 Wo1nen and Land ............................................................................................................ 23

2.5 How the Land Problem can be Solved? ............................................................................. 25

2.5.1 What has other Countries Done Solve the Land Problem? ............................................. 25

2.5 .2 What has to be done in Uganda to solve the problem ? .................................................. 26

CHAPTER THREE: THE LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK .................... 30

3.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 30

3 .1.1 Review of the Colonial Administration Laws ................................................................ 30

3.1.2 Review of Post Colonial Laws ........................................................................................ 33

3 .I .3 Review of the Current Legal Regime ............................................................................. 34

3.2 Review of the Institutions .................................................................................................. 37

CHAPTER FOUR:PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE RESEARCH

FINDINGS ............................................................................................................................... 38

4.1 The legal definition of Land and how lay persons understand the concept Land .............. 38

4.2 The Causes of rampant Land Disputes and Evictions ....................................................... 38

4.3 Problems Facing Land Use in Uganda .............................................................................. .41

4.4 Quest for reform. A comparative analysis with other jurisdictions .................................. .42

viii

CHAPTER FIVE: CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ..................................... .46

5.1 Conclusion ......................................................................................................................... 46

5 .2 Reco1n1nendations .............................................................................................................. 46

5.3 Future Research ................................................................................................................. 48

BIBLIOGRAPHY .................................................................................................................... 49

APPENDIX A: INTERVIEW GUIDE .................................................................................. 52

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The land question is one of the most outstanding unresolved issues that threatens the peace and stability of many countries in the world. The reasons behind this are basically social, economic and political. This question has for along time taken a centre stage in agenda of East, central and South African countries. This is mainly due to the historical wrongs as the case in Zimbabwe, Eritrea and South Africa; distortions in land as the case in Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique; and also internal conflicts arising from inefficiencies within the existing tenure relations as the case in Tanzania, Swaziland and Lesotho. 1 The problem of land in Uganda is historical and can be traced from the pre-colonial periods. In pre- colonial Uganda land was held largely on the basis of customary norms and practices which varied form one community to anothe1.2.

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more
Save
Need help with your academic research project/paper, technical or creative writing? Hire our expert researchers and writers. Click Here to Submit a Writing Request
Overall Rating

0

5 Star
(0)
4 Star
(0)
3 Star
(0)
2 Star
(0)
1 Star
(0)
APA

Frontiers, E. & JOHN, S (2022). The Land Question in Uganda. Has The Law Failed to Resolve This Question?. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-land-question-in-uganda-has-the-law-failed-to-resolve-this-question

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and SSEMATIKO JOHN "The Land Question in Uganda. Has The Law Failed to Resolve This Question?" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-land-question-in-uganda-has-the-law-failed-to-resolve-this-question. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and SSEMATIKO JOHN . "The Land Question in Uganda. Has The Law Failed to Resolve This Question?". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022. Web. 12 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-land-question-in-uganda-has-the-law-failed-to-resolve-this-question >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and JOHN, SSEMATIKO . "The Land Question in Uganda. Has The Law Failed to Resolve This Question?" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 12, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-land-question-in-uganda-has-the-law-failed-to-resolve-this-question