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Land Lease Agreement Uganda

A lease granted to a Ugandan citizen from former public lands can be converted into property. When a lease of more than one hundred hectares is converted into property, the owner pays the market value of the new interest, determined by the state`s principal recycler, before the conversion takes effect and the money paid becomes part of the land fund. A tenancy agreement is a contract between a landlord and a tenant that defines the terms of their tenancy agreement. In some cases, the government has removed the protected areas. Degazettement refers to the loss of legal protection for a protected area in whole or in part. In Uganda, the country, which is still public, is reoriented for other public purposes or leased to the private sector. In the latter case, the citizens` own interests will be destroyed and the opportunities for public access to land and resources will be reduced. In 1997, 1,006 hectares of the Namanve Forest Reserve, on the outskirts of Kampala, were earmarked for industrial development. In 2000, 3,500 hectares were designated for palm oil plantations from several forest reserves in the Bugala Islands in Lake Victoria. In 2003, the government attempted to ignite part of the Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve for fruit production, and in 2005 attempted to ignite part of the kaiso-Tonyo Wildlife reserve for a small oil refinery.

These last two efforts have not been completed and the reserves remain intact. However, other civil society groups argue that the state should not own and should not lease public land for investment purposes. Instead, the government should support private real estate transactions with administrative support, regulate urban planning and tax undilable land where necessary to discourage neglect. Particular attention is urgently needed to these issues, as the needs of the private sector are still not being met, stifling investment and holding back economic growth and development. The property offers owners permanent and permanent rights, but also the right to cede land as they see fit. Little Land in Uganda is held under registered property conditions and most of them are located in urban centres and in the former districts of Ankole, Toro, Kigezi and Bugisu. Property rights are only available to Ugandan citizens and must be registered. The Law of the Land, Section 40 (4), states: “… A non-citizen may not acquire or hold a postal or country of ownership.¬†Foreign investors, whether individuals or businesses, can only lease land if they are companies with a 50% or more interest, with the right to buy and own direct land. Title deeds can be used as collateral for bank loans. A licence is the authorization to enter another person`s country for a specific purpose, which, without such authorization, would amount to an offence.

A licence does not grant the purchaser exclusive ownership or interest in the land. (a) A person who, under the Emigration Act, is not a citizen of Uganda; b) In the case of a cooperating body, an entity in which participation in control is held by non-citizens c) For organizations to which the shares are not applicable, where the decision-making of the institution is for non-citizens (d) A company in which non-national shares are transferred or shares are issued to non-citizens. Any rental contract acquired by a non-citizen with a minimum term of at least five years must be registered and such a lease cannot exceed 99 years. National policy reduces this period to 49 years. If a Ugandan who owns land in Freehold and Mailo loses his nationality, his country automatically changes to a 99-year lease.