Karamoja leaders warn investors against acquiring land
“Karamoja needs development and it has land but this land is communal land. So any investor who will buy any land in the region from an individual is buying problems,”
Leaders of Karamoja region have warned foreign investors against using indigenous residents of Karamoja in order to acquire land.
John Lorot, the district chairperson of Nakapiripirit sounded the warning while opening one-day regional trade meeting at Moroto district council hall.
Lorot noted that individuals mislead investors to buy land without consent from
landowners, which he said, might be a source of conflict in the region.
“Karamoja needs development and it has land but this land is communal land.
So any investor who will buy any land in the region from an individual is buying
problems,” he said.
Lorot advised investors to use the right procedure to acquire land so that their programmes are not affected.
The leader’s warning follows the current land acquisition by purported investors without the consent of landowners.
The Minister of trade Amelia Kyambade who was the chief guest advised local leaders to establish partnerships with investors before giving away land.
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