Creation of cities encroaching on agricultural land for women

Uganda’s laws do not expressly discriminate between men and women regarding the right to own land and property, however, there is a great disparity between what is provided for in the laws and the actual practice. The recent creation and operationalisation of new cities has led to the encroachment on land for agriculture by the women, a ministry of lands official has said. Mr Denis Obbo, the spokesperson of the lands ministry explained that since the majority of the force work in agriculture sector is women, the annexation of land for purposes of creation of infrastructure that comes along with the new cities, has greatly affected their livelihoods. Follow this link for more….


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